The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has been arrested by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property.
He was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Sunday evening on arrival from Lagos, over alleged failure to execute a $12 million contract for the dredging of Calabar channel.
The contract was awarded to his company by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
The chairman of the investigation panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, who confirmed the arrest said he was arrested at the airport when he disembarked from the plane.
Said he: “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.”