Business magnate Dr Gabriel Ogbochie is in police custody ! The Chief Executive of Rain Oil was on Friday, December 4, arrested over alleged assassination plot against billionaire International Lawyer and politician, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko.
It will be recalled that prince Nwoko only last week in an open letter to the Inspector General of Police alerted the IGP about a plot hatched in Kuje prison to assassinate him over the Idumuje-Ugboko murder and terrorism trial.
Nwoko had in the open open letter urged the police to unearth the sponsors of those allegedly plotting to harm him.
Dr Ogbechie who was still in police custody as at 5pm on Thursday hailed from Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state and is reported to be a friend of Prince Ned who is also a native of the same village.
Dr Ogbechie and the Prince reportedly parted ways over the kingship tussle in the Nwoko Royal Family , a dispute that led to mayhem in Idumuje-Ugboko between May 18 and 25, 2017, where many supporters of Prince Ned were attacked with two people, Cyprian Kumiolun and Kennedy Iloh murdered.
Some of the alleged hoodlums involved in the Idumuje-Ugboko attacks are now facing trial for terrorism and murder at the Federal High Court Abuja under Justice Okon Abang.
Dr Ogbechie is a supporter of Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, one of the claimants to the disputed Idumuje ugboko stool and also among the accused persons in the terrorism trial,implicated to have imported the hoodlums that visited havoc on the village in 2017.