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The Police Command in Imo state has confirmed the arrest and detention of the traditional ruler of Umucheke in Umuobom in the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Ekene Obinali, last Wednesday over the alleged sharing of a damaging report on the WhatsApp platform linking the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, who confirmed the arrest to The Eastern Updates noted that; ‘the story of the arrest of the monarch is true but the police have commenced an investigation.’
A source from the command said the reason for the arrest of the monarch was that he shared a damaging report surrounding the late Ahmed Gulak, and his activities in Imo during the last governorship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, and the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, on a WhatsApp platform, named ‘Ideato voice.’
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He alleged that; ‘The monarch was held for violating the cybercrime provision act 2015. You know that many of our people don’t know that this law exists and you know ignorant of the law is not an excuse.’
However, it was said that after the police investigation that the monarch would be dragged to court to face his charges.
Meanwhile social media users have taken to the internet to react to the report with many calling out Governor Uzodinma for the arrest.