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Radio presenter not abducted, arrested, say police

By Athan Agbakwuru, Owerri

Imo State Police Command has debunked news making rounds especially in the social media that, one Prof. Jachimike Adiele, staffer of Boss FM Radio, Owerri was abducted by unknown persons. It described the news as false, saying he was arrested by operatives from Police Area Command Owerri, lmo State.

In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, CSP Michael Abattam, the command stated that, sometime in the month of March, 2022, a lady reported a case of fraud against Prof. Jachimike Adiele at the Police Area Command Owerri, alleging that he collected the sum of one million two hundred thausand Naira (N1.2m) from her with a promise to give her a shop in Douglas market only to discover after some months, that there was no shop and demanded for her money but could not get it hence, her report.

Abattam hinted that police acting on the strength of the allegation, invited Prof Jachimike Adiele and his statement, the Area Commander released him on bail due to his status in the society and he promised refunding the money back to the lady on 1st April, 2022, but never did rather, he jumped bail.

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He added, “When all efforts made to reach him proved abortive, the surety was invited and he claimed not to know the whereabout of the suspect and pleaded for time to trace him.

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“Luck ran against him today 11/6/2022 at about 0940 hours, when the surety got information that, he was in the studio presenting a programme and alerted the police. On arrival, the police were professional, they never went to the station rather, they waited until he concluded his programme presentation and was heading home when he was arrested and taken to the station. He has since been released and on conclusion of investigation, he will be charged to court.”

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