Imo West Senator, Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to the arrest of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu by operatives of the state Police Command.
Okorocha said the police officers that arrested Nwosu pushed his wife, Nkechi, to the ground and tore the clothes of his first daughter, Uloma.
Police officers had on Sunday arrested Nwosu at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama Obieri in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.
The former governor of the state lamented there was no arrest warrant or invitation by the policemen who arrested his son-in-law.
He spoke in a chat with journalists at his residence in Owerri, the state capital.
He 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. 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 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 a 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 state.”