Former Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha has narrated how police assaulted and humiliated his family while arresting his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who was a former governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the state.
KanyiDaily had reported how police arrested Uche Nwosu at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday, December 26.
Speaking with journalists on Sunday at his residence in Owerri, Okorocha accused the police of humiliating his wife, Nneoma, by pushing her down and tearing the clothes of his daughter, Uloma Nwosu, in public.
The Senator, who also accused Governor Hope Uzodimma of being behind the arrest, lamented that there was no arrest warrant or invitation by the policemen who arrested his son-in-law.
He said, “It was the worse humiliation in my life. My wife was pushed down and my daughter’s clothes were torn into pieces by the policemen who came into the church to arrest Uche Nwosu without a warrant of arrest.
“I want to know the offence my son in-law has committed that they rough-handled him, because I’m yet to be informed.
“I have called the Inspector-General of Police. His number was switched off. I have called the Commissioner of Police. He said the order came from above.
“Uche Nwosu, my wife and daughter were at the church for an outing service when a group of men in police uniform, while sermon was on going, started shooting.
“In the course of their activities, they pushed down my wife and they tore my daughter clothes. No warrant of arrest. No invitation.
“We suspected kidnapping at first. Many people were injured while running. Uche Nwosu was dragged into a bus carrying Imo State government number.
“They were Identified as policemen from Imo State Government House by their colleagues attached to Uche for the burial. I got the CP who said that IGP approved his arrest.
“The shock of such 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 him up for. IGP could only do this on a high level misinformation from Hope Uzodimma.
“Over one hundred gunshots to arrest Uche Nwosu. What kind of a ruthless behavior on innocent citizen of Nigeria?
“Hope Uzodimma has shown tremendous heat to me and members of my family. Lawmakers who attended the burial were suspended.
“I am waiting to hear the offence of Uche Nwosu. Recall that Hope Uzodimma said he is going to name sponsors of insecurity in Imo State on January 3.
“I Know he has nothing to offer than to cook up a story. Last time he ordered my arrest and one security office ordered me to enter the pickup vehicle.
“Uzodimma wants to frame me up by all means. Uzodinma has to answer for most of the activities going on. Uzodimma 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.
“Uzodimma has framed up something against Uche Nwosu. Buhari should be informed about what is happening in Imo State. Hundreds of citizens are been killed in this state.
“What is happening in Imo State is under-reported. What is happening in Imo is bad. How come it is only Abuja and Imo government house that know about the arrest? Everybody knows that Uche Nwosu can’t hurt an ant.
“I want to know the reason for the attack on a church, why Uche Nwosu should be treated like a criminal and Imo government should be provide answers immediately. You can’t be a governor by intimidation.
“Hope Uzodimma deceived Abuja for the arrest of Uche Nwosu. Hope Uzodinma is 1,000 percent responsible for the arrest.
“Using diversion for his non performance can’t work. It Is either Uzodinma is the IGP or the governor of Imo. I don’t even know the whereabouts of Uche Nwosu.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Uzodinma had claimed that nemesis had already caught up with Okorocha as he can no longer walk freely on the streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital.