The Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property said on Sunday that it had arrested the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State , Hope Uzodinma , at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja .
Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono- Obla, disclosed to Punch correspondent on Sunday that the panel arrested Uzodinma , the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District , for the failure of his company to execute a contract of $ 12 m for the dredging of Calabar channel.
According to the panel ’s chairman , the contract was awarded by Nigerian Ports Authority .
Obono- Obla said Uzodinma had been escaping arrest for about a year but was arrested at about 8 .20 pm at the Abuja airport .
The statement read , “This evening , at about 8. 20 pm , 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 P 47324 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 m for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by the NPA .”