The 2019 governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, has made several claims regarding his arrest on Sunday.
In his reaction to the incident on his arrest, he accused the Imo State Governor of masterminding his arrest.
Briefing newsmen in Owerri, Uche Nwosu, said he was stripped half-naked and handcuffed to humiliate him.
The son-in-law of the state’s former governor, Rochas Okorocha, urged the Imo state governor to shun bitterness and concentrate on governance.
He denied having a hand in the cause of insecurity in the state, saying the young man who accused him in a viral video of giving him money to escalate insecurity in the state was asked to implicate him.
” When they drove off, they started calling in Hausa and unknown to them; I understand Hausa.
“They were telling one Shaba, who is the Chief Security Officer that they have got me. At Umuaka, they stopped and ordered that I should get down. At that point, I thought they were going to assassinate me, but they bundled me into another vehicle and drove off.”
” When we got to Owerri, three other vehicles drove straight to the government house, and the one carrying me went towards Okigwe Road, and I asked them where they were taking me to, but they never responded to me. They drove towards Okigwe and stopped. Again at this point, I thought they wanted to assassinate me. They asked me to remove my cloth, handcuffed me, snapped me, made a video, and sent it to the governor’s CSO.
“We continued until we got to Enugu airport. We waited for about 90 minutes before a chartered flight arrived. We boarded, landed in Abuja and moved to force headquarters. They accused me of sponsoring insecurity in Imo State”.
“I want to thank the IGP who intervened and ordered my release.”
Reacting to the claims, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Imo state, Declan Emelumba, said Senator Uzodinma had no hand in the ordeal of Uche Nwosu.
Emelumba explained that Nwosu was arrested based on a security report about his alleged involvement in the attacks that have ravaged the state.