Senator Hope Uzodinma to report before panel of investigation over alleged $12m fraud

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, is expected to appear before the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property tomorrow.

He is wanted to answer questions bordering on economic sabotage arising from alleged failure by his company to execute a contract of 12 million dollars for the dredging of the Calabar channel.

Senator Uzodinma, who represents Imo West senatorial district, was allegedly arrested on Sunday night at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, on arrival from Lagos.

He was, however, released shortly after, on health grounds.

The contract was said to have been awarded by the Nigerian Ports Authority, which reported the alleged fraud to the presidency.

According to the chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, Senator Uzodinma had been evading arrest for about a year until yesterday.

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