Imo APC governorship candidate Uzodinma Hope, was on Sunday arrested by a Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property, over an alleged breach of contract.
Imo APC governorship candidate Uzodinma who represents Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, was arrested over the failure of his company to execute a contract of $12m for the dredging of Calabar channel as confirmed by Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla.
Uzodinma who was also accused of evading arrest for about a year but was arrested at about 8.20pm at the Abuja airport, was awarded the contract by the Nigerian Ports Authority.
The statement from Obono-Obla read,
“This evening, at about 8.20pm, 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 P47324 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 $12m for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by the NPA.”
This is coming few days after INEC listed the Senator as Imo State APC Governorship candidate in the 2019 election.