Former APC cubernatorial candidate in Imo State, Mr Uche Nwosu, was not kidnapped as it has been alleged by some online news outlets. Rather, he was arrested while attending boxing day church service in his village in Nkwere, Imo state as was confirmed by The Republican News
“Nwosu a son in-law of Chief Rochas Okorocha was taken into custody by Imo state police command while attending St. Peters Anglican Church Nkwerre by fully armed police officers
“He was driven away in a unmarked police vehicles, though the officers were on uniform and amidst some shooting in a video obtained by The Republican News,”
“The Imo state police command has also taken responsibility and refuted the fake news of his kidnap by unknown gunmen by some online news outlets.
The press release by the Imo State command obtained by The Republican News reads as follows.
IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE ….. 26/12/2021
ARREST OF CHIEF UCHE NWOSU
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, adviced the general public to always shun fake news .
CSP MICHAEL ABATTAM POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IMO STATE COMMAND.
A group known as Save Imo has opined that with circumstances surrounding the murder of Ahmed Gulak that he was assassinated for political reasons, which they said is not far from his role in 2019 APC gubernatorial primary election.
Gulak was adviser to the former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan and APC Chieftain, who conducted the governorship primary election.
THE GRUESOME MURDER OF AHMED GULAK IN IMO STATE.
Without mincing words Ahmed Gulak was assassinated by hired assassins for political reasons not far from the outcome of 2019 APC Governorship primaries.
We strongly suspect that elements of the opposition within the memberships and factions of Imo APC who lost out at the 2019 Imo APC gubernatorial primaries are responsible for the gruesome killing of Ahmed Gulak.
We call upon the IGP and Imo CP not to look far away from the quarters of those APC aspirants and their killer squad who contested the 2019 Imo Governorship primaries with Gov Uzodimma and lost out .
We urge the Police to run through the public statements of some of these opposition head eggs within and outside APC wherein they tacitly or otherwise insinuated that they will make the government of Gov Uzodimma ungovernable.
We make bold to blame Gov hope Uzodinma for lodging his bosom friend and Political ally Ahmed Gulak at Protea hotel without providing him with Police security to oversee his personal safety while in Imo state as a VIP guest of His Excellency and Imo state government.
We question why Ahmed Gulak was not quartered at the Presidential lodge with high level of privacy and better security architecture.
We call upon His Excellency Gov Uzodimma to ensure that the perpetrators and sponsors of this gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak don’t go Scot free. They must be fished out and made to face the full weight of the law.
There is nothing like unknown gunmen in this case and or for any one to want to link this gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak by bitter politicians to IPOB/ESN.
It is high time we separate none violent agitations for self determination or biafra republic from political opposition, politically motivated assassinations, kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and all other forms of violent criminalities ravaging our once peaceful state.
We shouldn’t submit to criminals under any disguise.
Signed. Ebubeagu Ekenulo Activist/Whistleblower. For SAVE IMO.
Below is the press release from Imo state police command confirming the death of Ahmed Gulak.
IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND
30 MAY 2021 MURDER OF AHMED GULAK BY ARMED BANDITS.
On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight. Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular. He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport. The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.
Sp Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer For: Commisioner of Police ,Imo State Police Command.