The Imo state police command has refute claims that the former governorship candidate and son-in-law of ex-governor Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, has been abducted.

Online reports had said that he was abducted this morning Dec 26th at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.

The reports also stated that Nwosu and other members of his family were in the church for the outing Service of their late mum, Madam Jemamah Nwosu, who was buried last weekend when he was abducted.


But a statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, CSP Michael Abattam, said Uche Nwosu was arrested and not abducted.

The statement did not however state why he was arrested.

“This is to inform the general public that chief Uche Nwosu was not kidnapped but was arrested by the police and 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 being making rounds on social media that he was kidnapped by unknown persons / gunmen.

The Commissioner of Police while using this medium to assure imolites of the command’s commitment in ensuring the safety of Life and prosperity this yuletide seasons , advised the general public to always shun fake news.”