Police have confirmed that it was their operatives who abducted a former Imo State gubernatorial candidate, Uche Nwosu from St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday.
Nwosu, a son-in-law to former Governor Rochas Okorocha, was seen being taken away by gunmen dressed in security outfits.
Before this clarification from the police, it was suspected that the former governorship candidate had been kidnapped.
A video of the ‘arrest’ was shared on online by Facebook user, Darlington Chidera:
While police authorities did not immediately confirm the incident, they released a statement later to clarify that Nwosu was arrested and not abducted as feared in some quarters.
“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,” a statement from the spokesman of the command, Michael Abattam, added.