Uche Nwosu Arrested, Not Abducted By Gunmen – Police


Police has said that Uche Nwosu was arrested and not abducted by gunmen.

Uche Nwosu Arrested, Not Abducted By Gunmen - Police
Uche Nwosu

The 2019 governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Chief Uche Nwosu, was arrested, the police said on Sunday, The Nation report.

Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), said Nwosu was in custody.

He said the politician was not abducted by gunmen as feared.

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 told The Nation that Nwosu’s abductors were in police uniform.

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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.