The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday afternoon, sacked 20 out of his 28 commissioners.
The eight commissioners not affected by the announcement were of the ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.
It was earlier reported that the governor alleged two weeks ago that some of his appointees were moles sabotaging his administration.
The sacking of the 20 commissioners came just one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet and appointed new Commissioners for Finance and Health.
The sacking came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made
It was gathered that the affected commissioners were in their offices on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke.