Imo Police Arrests Nwosu, Former AA Governorship Candidate
The Imo State Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of a former governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Chief Uche Nwosu, for undisclosed reasons.
Nwosu, who is son in-law to a former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was reportedly whisked away by gunmen in military uniform at the St. Peters Anglican Church,Eziama Obaire, in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.
Report claimed he was arrested while attending an outing church service after the burial of his mother, who was committed to mother earth within the week.
An eyewitness said the gunmen, who also came with a military van fired live bullets in the air and at the church building before carrying out their main task.
A press statement by Police Public Relations Office, Mike Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said it was the police that arrested Nwosu and not unknown gunmen.
“This is to inform the general public that Chief Uche Nwosu was not kidnapped but was arrested by the police and Imo State police command is aware of the arrest and presently he is in police custody.
“This is to refute the earlier news that has been making rounds on social media that he was kidnapped by unknown persons/gunmen.
“The Commissioner of Police, Hussien Rabbiu, while using this medium to assure Imolites of the command’s commitment in ensuring the safety of life and property this yuletide seasons, advised the general public to always shun fake news,” he said.