A kidnap suspect who was arrested by the authorities has named Imo state politician and former governorship candidate, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as their sponsor, and oga who gives them order to carry out the recent attacks that has been happening in Imo state.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu who contested for governorship in Imo state in 2019 is also a son in-law to former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. In the video which was released online after Uche Nwosu was released by the police, the suspect who was interrogated while handcuffed, claimed that he has seen Nwosu allegedly giving money to his gang members for an attack in the state.
The suspect who also confirmed that his gang members possess AK-47 rifles, alleged that Nwosu and others threatened to make Imo state ungovernable if he is not made the governor of Imo state by 2023.
The kidnapper suspect whose name was not published by the police, also alleged that they were given orders by their oga to make Christmas “uncomfortable” for the government of Imo state.
The suspect who admitted that he never met former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, said they got their directives from one Hon. Kingsley Uju.
He also claimed that Okorocha, Uju and Nwosu settled a conflict between two rival gangs and allegedly brought them together to work for them.