Uzodimma’s wife safe, not abducted – Commissioner

Imo State First Lady Chioma Uzodimma

Imo State Government has debunked the rumour that Chioma Uzodimma, wife of Governor Hope Uzodimma, had been abducted.

It was alleged on Monday that Mrs Uzodimma was taken captive by unidentified gunmen.

However, the commissioner for information and strategy Declan Emelumba said such rumour was being carried by enemies of the state.

“There is no truth in that. Those who are behind the rumour are wicked and are devil’s agents. They are the ones wishing the state bad,” he said.

The south-eastern region has seen increased security challenges in recent times.

Dr Chike Akunyili, the widower of former NAFDAC chief Prof Dora Akunyili, was shot dead in neighbouring Anambra State last week.