Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of former Imo Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has regained his freedom, even as anger continues to rage in some circles that the Police effected his arrest from a house of worship while a church service was on.
Also, photos showing Nwosu under arrest, apparently in the vehicle he was bundled into and taken away in, have also emerged, leading many to wonder who took the pictures and released on social media.
He was picked in an operation that caused quite a stir during a service at St Peter’s Anglican Church Umunwokwe Village Eziama-Obaire Nkwerre LGA of Imo State.
A statement by his media aide, Nwadike Chikezie, disclosed, “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. 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.
“I have spoken with him and he extended his greetings to all of us out there.
“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.”
“While we await police report on why the abduction and arrest, we call on everyone to remain calm and focused because God is in charge of the whole situation.
“The act of desecrating the House of God we all know a direct affront and challenge to God Almighty. We leave God to do his fight because vengeance is of God but to all Christians, does it now mean that the Government has no more respect for God and does it now mean that the House of God is no more a place one can take refuge? God prove your answers ”.
Nwosu contested against Governor Hope Uzodimma on the platform of Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election.Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, winner, the Supreme Court in a controversial judgment ruled Uzodimma as winner.
Following Nwosu’s arrest on Sunday, former Governor Okorocha and the state government exchanged hot words.