Army releases bridegroom mistakenly arrested for kidnapping during his wedding in Abia State.


The Nigerian Army has released a bridegroom, who was arrested during his wedding in a church in Abia State on December 16, 2023.

Trustbase news gathered that Peter Chibuzo  Agwu who was arrested by the Nigerian Army was released on Sunday night after 24 days incarceration at the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army headquarters in Enugu State.

The victim who confirmed to journalists of his release  didn’t disclose details.
Mr Chibuzo, who spoke on telephone, simply said, “I have been released. I will talk to you later,” and immediately switched off his phone.
His arrest was reported on December 21, 2023, that some operatives of the Nigerian Army arrested Agwu inside the Zion Glory Gospel Church along Okporoama Umuezela Road, Old Umuahia Abia State during his wedding.
It had also been reported that he was arrested because someone allegedly on the military wanted list shared his wedding invitation on Facebook.

On December 22, 2023, the Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, had confirmed the arrest of Chibuzo, adding that his arrest was in connection to a kidnap case that the Nigerian Army was investigating.

He, however, revealed that a preliminary report had shown that Chibuzo was innocent and was not involved or had any connections with the incident and promised that he would be released as soon as possible from custody.

He was however kept in solitary confinement since December 28, by the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu State 13 days after.

The bride, and the family has since been in an emotional trauma  since her husband’s arrest.

She said she and her brother-in-law had been going to 82DV of the Nigerian Army in Enugu every two days from Umuahia with attendant cost hoping that they (the Army) would release him before now.