Police in Imo on Sunday said Boss FM presenter Prof. Adiele Jachimike was arrested, not abducted as rumoured.
Spokesman of Imo Police Command Mike Abattam in a statement said Jachimike was arrested over a case of financial fraud reported against him.
“The news is false, because he was never abducted rather, he was arrested by police operatives from Police Area Command Owerri, lmo State,” the statement said.
“The fact was that sometime in the month of March, 2022, a lady reported a case of fraud against Prof. Jachimike Adiele at the Police Area Command Owerri, alleging that the suspect collected N1.2 million from her with a promise to give her a shop in Douglas market.”
Abattam stated that after some months, the victim did not get the shop. She asked for the return of her money but to no avail.
The spokesman said that on the strength of the complaint, Jachimike was invited and after his statement, he was released on bail due to his status in the society. The broadcaster, the statement added, promised to refund the money to the victim but never did.
“When all efforts made to reach him proved abortive, the surety was invited and he claimed not to know the whereabouts of the suspect and pleaded for time to trace him.
“Luck ran against him today when the surety got information that he was in the studio presenting a programme and alerted the police.
“On arrival, the police were professional, they never went to the station rather, they waited until he concluded his programme presentation and was heading home when he was arrested to the station.
“He has since been released and on conclusion of investigation, he will be charged to court,” Abattam said.