A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused operatives of the Nigeria Police who effected the arrest of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, of pushing down his wife, Nkechi, and tearing the cloth of his daughter, Uloma.
Owelle Okorocha levelled the accusation shortly after the arrest of his son-in-law during a church service on Sunday.
The service was ongoing at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama Obieri in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State when policemen, initially thought to be kidnappers, stormed the church and took away Nwosu, the candidate of the Action Alliance for the last governorship election in the state.
Speaking with newsmen in his Owerri home. Okorocha accused the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of having deceived the inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, into desecrating the church of worship by arresting Nwosu.
Okorocha said the state government wanted to frame Nwosu because of its non-performance, adding that Uzodinma had not hidden his wickedness against him and members of his household.
The representative of Imo West Senatorial District said he was waiting on the governor to name the sponsors of the insecurity in the state on January 3 or take responsibility for the killings and urged the police to free Nwosu or take him to court within the next 24 hours as enshrined in the constitution.
Okorocha said: “Uche Nwosu, my wife and daughter were at the church for an outing service when a group of men in police uniform started shooting while the sermon was ongoing.
“In the course of their activities, they pushed down my wife and tore my daughter’s clothes.
“No warrant of arrest.
“We suspected kidnapping at first.
“Many people were injured while running.
“Uche Nwosu was dragged into a bus carrying Imo State Government number plate.
“They were identified as policemen from Imo State Government House by their colleagues attached to Uche for the burial (of his mother).
“I got the CP who said that the IGP approved his arrest.
“The shock of such an arrest without warrant and humiliating members of my family is unfortunate.
“Most security operatives in Imo know nothing about the arrest.
“I don’t know what they framed up.
“The IGP could only do this on high-level misinformation from Hope Uzodinma.
“Over 100 gunshots to arrest Uche Nwosu.
“What kind of ruthless behaviour on an innocent citizen of Nigeria?
“Uzodinma wants to frame me up by all means.
“Uzodinma has to answer for most of the activities going on.
“Uzodinma must mention the names of those who are responsible for insecurity in Imo State or he should be held responsible for all the killings in the state.
“Uzodinma has framed up something against Uche Nwosu.
“Buhari should be informed about what is happening in Imo State.
“Hundreds of citizens are being killed in this sta