The Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property has given reasons why Senator Hope Uzodinma was arrested at Abuja Airport yesterday.
Hope Uzodinma is the APC Governorship Candidate in Imo State representing Imo West Senatorial district.
According to the Chairman of the Okoi Obono-Obla, Senator Uzodinma was arrested for the failure of his company to execute a $12 million dredging project on the Calabar channel awarded by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA).
In his statement he said;
“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.
“He was 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,” Obono-Obla, said in a brief statement.