Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has explained why his administration is seizing a property belonging to his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha.

He said the state government's action was in accordance with a report of a judicial panel set up by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha before he left office.

Mr Okorocha, a serving senator, was involved in a fracas on Sunday with the governor's aide and some youth over the government sealing of a hotel belonging to the senator's wife.

The senator was arrested and briefly detained at the police headquarters, Owerri.

"You will recall that before I became the governor, the Ihedioha administration set up a judicial panel of inquiry to look into acquisitions of lands and conversion of...