The Ebonyi police command on Monday arrested Linus Okorie, the Labour Party senatorial candidate for Ebonyi south.
Chris Anyanwu, spokesperson of the command, in a statement on Monday, said Okorie was arrested and not abducted as speculated.
He said Okorie, a former member of the house of representatives, was arrested over drug-related matters and several other offences.
“Sequel to initial viral rumours renting the air, cum a Press Release accredited to one Dr David Ogbonna of Linus Okorie CaringHeart Foundation, purporting that the former member of House of Representatives, was abducted on Sunday,” the statement reads.
“The State Police Command swung into action and later traced the said Okorie, who had evaded many Police arrests/invitations, to the head office of the Ebubeagu Security Outfit at the Old Government House.
“Police detectives were briefed on why he was arrested which includes; his activities and utterances that incited and provoked the violence that engulfed Onicha Community which led to suspected gunmen to unleash mayhem in the area in 2021.
“Hence, the case has now been taken over by the Police Command for a scrupulous investigation.