Imo 2019 : APC Governorship Candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma arrested over $12m NPA Contract Failure
Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono -Obla, said in a short message to our correspondent on Sunday that the panel arrested Uzodinma, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District , for the failure of his company to execute a contract of $12 m for the dredging of Calabar channel.
According to the panel’ s chairman, the contract was awarded by Nigerian Ports Authority .
Obono -Obla said Uzodinma had been evading arrest for about a year but was arrested at about 8 .20 pm at the Abuja airport .
The statement read, “This evening , at about 8 .20 pm , operatives of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport arrested the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma , after disembarking from an Air Peace P 47324 flight from Lagos .
“ The panel is investigating economic sabotage against Senator Uzodinma arising out of the failure of his company to execute a contract of $ 12 m for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by the NPA .”
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