The Imo State Police Command has debunked reports claiming that a former governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu, was kidnapped.
WuzupNigeria reported that Nwosu who is the son-in-law of former Governor Rochas Okorocha was abducted by suspected gunmen on Sunday.
However, in a statement issued by the police spokesperson in the state, Micheal Abattam, the police said that Nwosu was arrested by the force.
The statement read, "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 ."