Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has said he knows nothing about the arrest of Labour Party supporter in the State, Nnamdi Chude by men of the Nigeria Police Force on Saturday during the state assembly elections.
Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo made this known in a statement on his social media accounts on Sunday.
Nnamdi Chude, a Labour Party supporter was alleged to have been arrested following his tweet accusing the State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo of rigging the State Houses of Assembly elections in favour of his political party, All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command has confirmed to me, that one Mr Nnamdi Chude was arrested yesterday (18 March, 2023) in Anambra by the Cyber Crime Unit of Interpol and taken to Abuja today (19 March, 2023).
“Anambra State Government has no information about any specific allegations or basis of his arrest”, Governor Soludo said.
Meanwhile, Police in Anambra State has said that the man killed in Ogidi area of the state was not shot by DSS.
According to the statement issued by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command,
Awka, the victim was murdered by a vigilante group member in the Ogidi area of the state.
“Attention of Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a misleading story in the Punch Newspaper Online and other mediums purporting that security agents from Department of State Services were responsible for the murder of a middle aged man in Ogidi on 16th March, 2023.
“The Command owes a duty to the public to correct the erroneous report.
“The deceased was shot by a member of the Vigilante group in the area. On receiving the report at about 02:00 hours, the Police moved in swiftly and effected arrest of the assailant who was found with a Pump Action Gun.
“The assailant was disarmed and taken into custody for interrogation and comprehensive investigation.
“CP Election for Anambra State, Aderemi Adeoye while commiserating with family of the deceased, wishes to assure the public that investigation into the homicide will be swift and thorough and the assailant arraigned in court to face justice.
“He thanked the youths of Ogidi for ensuring their protest was peaceful. He also appreciated the traditional rulers who mediated to calm frayed nerves.
“He urged the people to remain law abiding as the Police will always protect their fundamental human rights”, the police statement reads.
Also, the State Police Command said its arrested five armed thugs, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday election day with five automatic pump actions recovered.