Okorocha At Work, As The Imo State APC Governorship Candidate Gets Arrested At Abuja Airport
The Imo State All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate in the 2019 general elections, Hope Uzodinma, has allegedly been arrested, over the failure of his company to execute a contract of $12 million, for the dredging of the Calabar channel.
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, made the disclosure to Newsmen.
The Panel revealed that he was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The arrest of Uzodinma, a serving Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, was made public by the Chairman of the Panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla.
The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, awarded the contract to Uzodinma, but after the alleged failure to execute it, he was dragged to court.
Report had recently claimed that a court ruling ordered a warrant of arrest for the Senator, which the Lawmaker later debunked.
However, Obono-Obla, in his message about Uzodinma’s arrest, claimed that the APC Governorship Candidate has been evading arrest for about a year. He added that he was arrested at about 8:20pm, on Sunday.
“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 $12 million, for the dredging of Calabar channel, awarded by the NPA”, the statement read.
Recall, that the APC Governorship Candidate has also been at war with the Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, who has publicly declared that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, is the authentic Governorship Candidate of the APC in the State, for the 2019 general elections, despite Hope Uzodinma’s name been submitted to INEC by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.