- A former governorship candidate in Imo state and in-law to Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu has been arrested
- The incident that occurred on Sunday, December 26, led to apprehension as Nwosu was picked from a church service in his hometown, Eziama Obieri
- Meanwhile, Nwosu's security men were said to have watched helplessly while the incident lasted
Imo state- Confusion sets in at St Peters Anglican Church, Eziama Obire in Nkwere Local Government Area of Imo State, on Sunday, December 26, when Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of Senator Rochas Okorocha, was arrested.
Daily Trust reports that the approach in which the arrest was done had fuelled speculations that Nwosu was abducted.
In a viral video, gunmen were seen forcing away Nwosu, who was attending the thanksgiving service of his late mother.
Some persons speaking in the background of the video were heard lamenting, “Nwosu has been kidnapped”, “They have abducted Ugwumba.”
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But the newspaper confirmed that Nwosu was arrested on Sunday morning.
Police confirm the development
Police public relations officer in Imo, CSP Mike Abattam, told the newspaper that Nwosu was arrested. However, he did not give reasons for the development.
What led to the development
There has been a running battle between Nwosu’s father-in-law and Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Nwosu, who contested the 2019 governorship election, served as Chief of Staff when Okorocha was governor of Imo.
Nwosu had buried his mother at Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area, four days ago.
Okoroha loses out as Imo government takes over ownership of Mbadiwe University
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha appears to have lost out in the battle between himself and the Imo state government. This is coming on the heels of the presenting of operating certificate of the Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe Univeristy to the Imo State government.
DailyTrust reports that the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Rasheed on Wednesday in Abuja, presented the University’s operating certificate to representatives of the Imo state government.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor of Imo state was on hand to physically receive the operating certificate of the University. This, thus seals the lingering tussle between the former governor and the present administration over its ownership.
Abducted traditional ruler found dead in market square
In other news, the ancient kingdom of Atta in Njaba local government area of Imo state has been thrown into mourning following the murder of its traditional ruler, Eze Edwin Azike.
It was reported that Azike's body was found at the community market square on Friday morning, December 10.
It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on Thursday, December 9.