The Imo State government has apologised to Anglican church for invading their sunday service to arrest Chief Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
The government however said it was aware of the futile efforts by some people to whip up public sentiments against the Hope Uzodimma administration.
It said the plot was to deemphasise the criminality behind the arrest by playing up the script of desecration of the church.
The state information commissioner, Chief Declan Emelumba, who condemned the manner of arrest, said it was purely a security matter, adding that the reasons will soon be unfolded.
Emelumba said the state government will not leave any stone unturned to rid the state of criminality and banditry, noting that it would not support any form of disrespect for a place of worship by security agencies.
Emelumba appealed to those negatively affected by the action to bear with the security agencies, and restated that Governor Uzodimma held the Anglican Communion in high esteem and will never support any act of disrespect as a place of worship.
While he restated government’s commitment to protect the interest of citizens, he added they will not impede the work of security agencies in the discharge of their duties.