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Anglican Church Says Police Storming The Church To Arrest Okorocha’s Son-in-law When Service Was In Full Session Is Highly Condemnable

Anglican Church Says Police Storming The Church In A Gestapo Style To Arrest Okorocha’s Son-in-law When Service Was In Full Session Is Highly Condemnable.

The Anglican Province of Owerri, Imo State, has criticized Uche Nwosu’s detention on Sunday at a thanksgiving ceremony at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama Obaire in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.

In a statement released, the Archbishop of the province, Most Rev Dr David Onuoha, said the interruption of a church service by highly armed security personnel was unexpected in the state’s more than 160-year history of the church.

The Anglican Province of Owerri accused the police of violating globally recognized principles of engagement and politeness, adding that “police officers jumping inside the church in a gestapo style while the service was in full swing is repulsive, primitive, and highly condemnable.”

The statement was as follows:

“As much as we are not concerned or interested in the reason for this invasion, which is unprecedented in the more than 160 years history of the church in this state, we are gravely worried and disturbed that worshippers were greatly frightened, worried, confused and completely disorganised by the presence of heavily armed security operatives in the church service thereby disrupting the worship of God’s people.

“That the police jumped inside the church in a gestapo style when the service was in full session is reprehensible, primitive, and highly condemnable. We are at a great loss why the police decided to throw caution to the winds and completely ignore internationally acclaimed rules of engagement and civility in this matter.”

The Imo state administration, which previously argued that the police had every right to arrest Uche Nwosu, has now issued a statement claiming that it is aware of efforts to “inflame public sentiments against it over Mr Uche Nwosu’s detention in an Anglican Church.”

The state government added that “since it was purely a security matter, the full reason such an action was taken will eventually unfold and perhaps guide the public better,” adding that “since it was purely a security matter, the entire reason such an action was taken will eventually unfold and perhaps guide the public better.”

The statement read; 

“The Imo State Government is aware of the futile efforts by some people to whip up public sentiments against it over the arrest in an Anglican Church of Mr Uche Nwosu.

“In this regard the arrest of Mr Nwosu within the church premises could have been avoided and therefore stands condemned. While the government regrets the manner the arrest was made, we wish to emphasise that since it was purely a security matter, the full reason such an action was taken will eventually unfold and perhaps guide the public better.”

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