Uche Nwosu, Son-in-law to Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has been kidnapped by gunmen during a church service in Imo State.
However, the Nigeria Police force has said Nwosu was not kidnapped by arrested by the Special Force from the office of the Inspector General of Police.
This was disclosed during an interview with Punch newspapers.
It was gathered that Nwosu was arrested at
St Peter’s Anglican church at Eziama Obieri in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state while he and his family members were on an outing service after the burial of their mother, Jemimah Nwosu.
It was also reported that a police source revealed that the former governor’s son-in-law was picked up by police officers from Abuja.
According to the source, contrary to reports making the rounds that Nwosu was kidnapped, he was actually arrested.
“Police from the IGP’s Special Force Unit arrested him. He was not kidnapped,” the source, who pleaded anonymity, said.
Also, the Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Michael Abattam, confirmed to that Nwosu was in custody in a press statement titled, “Arrest of Chief Uche Nwosu’.
The statement read, “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 while using this medium to assure imolites of the command’s commitment in ensuring the safety of Life and prosperity this yuletide seasons, advised the general public to always shun fake news.”
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