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Senator Hope Uzodinma

A Grade 1 Area Court of the FCT in Abuja has referred the case of a criminal complaint, made against Senator Hope Uzodinma, to the EFCC, for investigation and appropriate action.

Justice Abdulwahab Muhammed took the decision after Uzodinma’s alleged failure to attend court hearing to answer to the complaint.

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The complaint was made against the lawmaker and his firms by Chitex Ventures Ltd and Chima Akuzie.

They claimed that the Senator issued them a N200 million UBA dud check.

According to Akuzie, Uzodinma subcontracted to his company, a shoreline protection project in Koko, Delta State, which he (Uzodinma) allegedly got from the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and that the dud cheque was intended as payment of their successful execution of the project.

The court’s referral of the case to the EFCC was conveyed through a letter dated October 29 this year and was received by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on November 6.