27th December, 2021
Uche Nwosu, a son-in-law to a former governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, has been released less than 24 hours after he was forcefully arrested by masked police operatives on Sunday.
This was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday by his media aide, Chikezie Nwadike.
The statement disclosed that he didn’t spend the night in the facilities of the police.
The statement also clarified that Nwosu was never invited by the police.
The statement reads in part:
“This is to inform the general public, friends and well-wishers, supporters and Sympathizers that Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, who was abducted by security agencies while observing Church service at St Peter’s Anglican Church Umunwokwe Village Eziama-Obaire Nkwerre LGA has regained his freedom and released unconditionally. He never spent a Night in their custody as every effort was put in place to get him out.
“Recall the ugly incident that took place yesterday, 26th December 2021 at St Peter’s Anglican Church as security operatives swooped on him inside the Church during the outing service of his mother’s burial and whisked him away amidst sporadic shootings and harassment of the congregation.
“I have spoken with him and he extended his greetings to all of us out there.
“While we await Police reports on why the ABDUCTION and ARREST, we call on everyone to remain calm and focused because God is in charge of the whole situation.”
The statement added that: “Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is a perfect gentleman who has a great deal of respect for constituted authorities and has never for once caught up in civil disobedience. There was never an Invitation and if anyone says otherwise, let the person come forth with evidence.
“Ugwumba Uche Nwosu loves you all and he is grateful to God Almighty and to all your prayers.”