Police Arrest Monarch for Criticising Gov Uzodimma on WhatsApp

Police Arrest Monarch for Criticising Gov Uzodimma on WhatsApp

  • An anti-kidnapping squad of the Imo state police command has arrested a traditional ruler in Imo state
  • The embattled monarch was said to have shared a write-up criticising Governor Hope Uzodimma
  • It was gathered that the monarch was arrested 48 hours after the infamous WhatsApp message

The Imo state police command has arrested Eze Ekene Obinali, the monarch of Umucheke in Umuobom, a community located in the Ideato south local government area.

As reported by the Punch newspaper, Obinali was nabbed by the operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the police command.

Hope Uzodimma
It was gathered that the embattled monarch was arrested 48 hours after sharing the controversial anti-Hope Uzodimma write-up. Photo: Governor Hope Uzodimma
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It was gathered that Obinali had shared a write-up in a WhatsApp group critiquing the administration of Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma.

Reports confirmed that the embattled monarch posted on Monday, March 20, in a WhatsApp group called Ideato Voice.

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Reacting to the arrest, Vitus Ezenwa, the administrator of the WhatsApp group, disclosed that the monarch was arrested 48 hours after making the controversial post.

It was gathered that the title of the controversial write-up carried the headline, “Gov Hope Uzodimma in a fresh scandal.”

He said:

“My name is Nze Dr Vitus Ezenwa. I am the publisher of Ideato Voice newspapers. Quote me if necessary. I am a witness to this. I was arrested by the police over the post because I am the administrator of the platform where it was made, the Ideato Voice platform. I was detained until the royal father was arrested and currently detained.
“He is currently at Anti Kidnapping Unit. Tiger Base. The post was made on March 20. The police granted me bail after the traditional ruler was arrested. I was asked to be reporting to the police station every day till further notice”

Similarly, the Imo state police command confirmed the arrest while noting that investigations are ongoing to clamp down on the original author.

Court stops Gov Uzodimma from arresting PDP Reps candidate, gives fresh order

In another development, Governor Hope Uzodinma has been restrained from arresting PDP House of Representatives candidate Ikenga Ugochinyere.

The court, in a ruling delivered by Justice Adepoju, equally barred the Imo state government from humiliating or attacking the supporters of the Ugochinyere.

The judge also granted prayers for substituted service of the originating processes on the state governor and the Ebubeagu Security Network to be served by the state's liaison office in Abuja.

Uzodimma warns Labour Party, says Imo belongs to APC

Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinmma was full of confidence that he would dominate his opponents at the 2023 gubernatorial polls.

The Imo state governor says the sudden rise of the Labour Party (LP) does not scare him.

He said his position is solidified as he is loved and admired by the people and residents of Imo state.

Source: Legit.ng

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