Update: Uche Nwosu Not Abducted By Gunmen But Arrested, Police Says
Mr. Uche Nwosu, the 2019 governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), was arrested, the police said today.
Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), said Nwosu was in custody.
It was earlier reported that the son-in-law to the State former governor, Rochas Okorocha, was abducted by unknown gunmen.
However, the Police Command in the State has debunked the abduction report but said he was arrested.
The PPRO said: “Nwosu was arrested by the police, not kidnapped as insinuated in the social media”.
Abattam said it was in connection with “a case that is under investigation”.
Eyewitnesses had earlier said that Nwosu’s abductors were in police uniform.
Nwosu was whisked away from the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.
He is former Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law.
The incident occured during the Outing Service of the victim’s mother, late Jemamah Nwosu.
Nwosu was in the village for the burial last Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, the officers stormed the church while service was still on and shot into in the air.
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