Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has slammed his successor Hope Uzodinma for instigating the arrest of his son-in-law Uche Nwosu due to the ‘hate he has for my family’.
Senator Okorocha said this during a press briefing in Owerri on Sunday, faulting the arrest as politically motivated.
He said, “This is one arrest too many as it relates to me and my family members,” he said. “There was just no justifiable reason for the police to have gone into a church to carry out such shooting exercise.
“Even the security [operatives] attached to my family could not [do anything] because they identified the policemen. Why go to the church, why the shooting, why do you have to drag the innocent boy on the floor, why do you have to beat him up, why do you have to push my wife, why do you have to push my daughter?”
The former governor, who now represents Imo West senatorial district at the National Assembly, accused the Imo State government of conniving with security operatives to harass his family members without a just course.
Mr. Okorocha said resorting to arrest his son-in-law is uncalled for as Nwosu was never invited by the police before he was taken into custody.
“There was no single arrest warrant on Uche Nwosu; nothing at all. It was like a kidnap… if not for the fact that we have confirmed that it was the police, the initial fear was that these were gunmen that have come to kill Uche Nwosu,” he said.
Recall that earlier in the day, security operatives invaded, St. Peter’s Anglican Church at Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo and left with Nwosu.
There was panic as the heavily armed operatives stormed the church with high-powered security vehicles.
They shot sporadically into the air before arresting Okorocha’s son-in-law.
Mr. Okorocha said during the press briefing that many people were wounded.
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