Anambra State government has denied having a hand in the arrest of a fervent supporter of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Nnamdi Chude.
Chude was arrested by operatives of Cyber Crime Unit of Interpol on Saturday in Onitsha, over allegation of making a tweet deemed to be against Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and has been moved to Abuja.
He was said to have made a tweet on Saturday, alleging that Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was involved in the rigging of the House of Assembly election.
Chude had, in the tweet, insisted that Governor Soludo was instrumental to the rigging and that some thugs were carting away ballot boxes, saying that such action amounted to dragging Anambra back to the era of former Governor, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju.
In a statement by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Christian Aburime, said that the man was moved to Abuja on Sunday and that the Governor had no hand in his arrest, neither was he aware of Chude’s crime.
Aburime said: “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command has confirmed to the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, that one Mr Nnamdi Chude was arrested yesterday (18/03/23) in Anambra by the Cyber Crime Unit of Interpol and taken to Abuja today (19/03/23).
“Anambra State Government has no information about any specific allegations or basis of his arrest.”
Meanwhile, Gov Soludo’s APGA has won majority of the state assembly seats in the state, with Labour Party trailing behind, from results already declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).