The Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property said it arrested the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, said the panel arrested Senator Uzodinma, because his company failed to execute a contract of $12m for the dredging of Calabar channel.
According to him, the contract was awarded by Nigerian Ports Authority and Senator Uzodinma has been evading arrest for about a year but was arrested at about 8.20pm at the Abuja airport.
The statement 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.”