Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has threatened to arrest and banish the former chairman, Imo State council of traditional rulers, HRH Eze Cletus Ilomuanya if he continued to parade himself as a traditional ruler of Obinugwu community in Orlu Council Area.
Okorocha told newsmen on Tuesday in Owerri that Ilomuanya had since been removed as a traditional ruler and that his tenure in office as chairman council of traditional rulers had since elapsed
He said that despite the fact that Ilomuanya had gone to court because of his removal from office, he had been parading himself as a traditional ruler.
He said: “I will not hesitate to order for the arrest of Ilomuanya if he continues to parade himself as a traditional ruler in the state”.
Reacting to this development, the media consultant to Eze Ilomuanya, Kennedy Ewueama said that Ilomuanya would not be deterred by the governor’s statement
He said that the Governor had no right to banish anybody and cannot banish or arrest Eze Ilomuanya, adding that this was a matter the Supreme Court had decided and the governor had fully been communicated.
He said: “Eze Ilomuanya remains the chairman of Imo State council of traditional rulers unless proven otherwise by the court.”