The Police Command in Imo state has confirmed the arrest of Mr Uche Nwosu, former candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) at the 2019 governorship election in the state.
CSP Michael Abattam the Police Public Relations officer made the disclosure in a statement.
According to him, Nwosu is a son-in-law to the immediate past Governor of the state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha.
It had earlier been reported in the social media that Nwosu was kidnapped at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Umunwoke village, Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government Area on Sunday.
“This is to inform the general public that Chief Uche Nwosu was not kidnapped but was arrested by the police. Imo state police command is aware of the arrest and presently he is in police custody.
“This is to refute the earlier news that has been making the rounds on social media that he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.”
The police spokesman reiterated the command’s commitment to ensuring safety of lives and property in the state and advised the general public to always shun fake news.
The former commissioner was picked up during a thanksgiving service in honour of his late mother, Mrs Jemaimah Nwosu.