The Owerri residence of immediate past Governor of Imo State, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim, was reduced to a rubble on Thursday after it was rocked by an explosion.
Ohakim told sympathisers that he has become homeless. He accused his political opponents of being responsible for the destruction of his home.
“What it means now is that any time I have something to do in Owerri, I will be begging people for where to sleep in a state I once presided as Governor,” he said.
The former governor said, “At 1.30 am my security men called to say that they heard a loud bang like an explosion followed by huge flame which immediately engulfed the house and they tried to put out the fire with water but not until the whole property and building was razed by fire.
“When I got here I met the rubble of what used to be my home. I think what triggered their adrenalin was my intention to make a political statement on Saturday.
“I don’t know how they did it. They might have thrown in the explosive or whatever I don’t know but I will leave that for the security people to investigate.
“As you all are aware, this is my only house in Owerri even as a former Governor of the state and this was built before I became the Governor.