A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and its candidate for the Anambra Central Senatorial District election, Chief Victor Umeh, has allegedly been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services over perceived support for the Indigenous People of Biafra.
It was gathered that Umeh was invited to the headquarters of the DSS at Amawbia, Awka, Anambra State at about 9am.
After about two hours, he was taken out of the office in a pick-up van en-route Abuja.
Vanguard gathered that the security officials were said to have received petitions that Umeh was among those supporting the pro-Biafra agitators, whose leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is still being detained by the security operatives.
A source close to Umeh said: “I am right now at Aguluzigbo, the country home of Chief Victor Umeh.
“His wife told me that he was arrested in the morning by men of the security service and taken to their state headquarters.
“But at about 11 am, he was taken from the state headquarters to Abuja in a pick-up van.
“It was alleged that there were petitions against him that he supports IPOB.
“We don’t know who may have sponsored the petitions, but there are accusing fingers on some of his known political opponents.
“Right now, we cannot reach Umeh on any of his mobile phones.”
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