The governorship candidate, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 failed to appear before the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) to answer questions over alleged fraud.

This was disclosed to reporters in Abuja by Lucie-Ann Laha, spokeswoman of the panel. She said that the panel officials spent hours waiting for Senator Uzodinma.

Senator Uzosinma was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday, November 11, 2018

The senator was arrested in connection with a case on alleged failure of his company to execute a contract of $12 million for the dredging of Calabar Port channel.

He was released after interrogation but directed to return on Tuesday for continuation of probe.

Earlier, Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the panel, said Senator Uzodinma had been evading arrest for about a year.

“The panel is investigating economic sabotage against Senator Uzodinma arising out of the failure of his company to execute a contract of 12 million dollars for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA)”.

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