Former governorship candidate in Imo Uche Nwosu has been released from police custody after his arrest on Sunday during a church service in his hometown Eziama Obieri in Imo.
Mr Nwosu, who is the son-in-law of ex-governor Senator Rochas Okorocha, confirmed his release in a statement issued on Monday by his media aide Chikezie Nwadike.
The governorship hopeful was released on Sunday night, the statement said.
“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,” said Mr Nwadike.
“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 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.”
Nwadike challenged naysayers to produce documented proof wherein Nwosu was invited by the police for questioning.
“While we await a Police report on the reasons for the abduction and arrest, we call on everyone to remain calm and focused because God is in charge of the whole situation.
“Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is a perfect gentleman who has 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,” he added.