Contrary to news speculations that Speaker Uwajumogu took to his heels following the Clerks arrest by men of the EFCC, the number three man in the state has cleared the air on his absence.
Speaking with IMO STATE BLOG from his official residence in Owerri this morning, Rt.Hon.Uwajumogu disclosed that he arrived into the Country last night from an annual post operative check up in India for a surgery he underwent in 2011 .
He also stated that the House had been on recess since December 18th and only resumed seating on January 21st.
On the arrest made in his absence, Speaker Uwajumogu assured that a Press conference would be held to address questions once he has been fully briefed.
Tthe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC was reported to have stormed the premises of the Imo State House of Assembly to arrest the Speaker of the House, Hon. Benjamin Uwajiomogu.
IMO STATE BLOG gathered that principal officers at the House of Assembly fled their offices on barefoot upon sighting their visitors. As of press time on Friday January 25th, Clerk of the House, Hon.Chris Duru was still in custody. Details to follow.