Special Adviser to the immediate past governor of Imo State on Pension matters and Internally General Revenue (IGR), Pastor Henrietha Jacobs, was Friday afternoon forced out of office by the law enforcement agents.
Jacobs, who co-founded a church, New Wave Assembl Owerri with her husband who also formed the Rescue Missionaries to garner support for ex-governor Rochas Okorocha before he became governor in 2011, refused to hand over the reins of leadership to the most senior officer in the revenue office after the incumbent governor of the state, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, issued a statement that all heads of parastatsls, boards and agencies that were given appointments in the last six months should hand over, in line with the recommendations of the State House of Assembly.
The former IGR boss rather insisted that she had a contract with the erstwhile governor which must run out.
The new officer waited to no avail for Jacobs to hand over to him as directed by the governor.
But on Friday, he mobilised law enforcement agents who stormed the state IGR headquarters along Okigwe road in Owerri and forced the woman out of the office, throwing her personal effects away.
Jacobs had worked with Okorocha in different capacities in the last eight years and was regarded as the only trace of Okorocha’s government in the current dispensation before she was eventually chased out on Friday.