Okoi Obono-Obla (photo: Facebook)

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property on Sunday arrested the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Hope Uzodinma.

In a statement, the Chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, said Uzodinma (APC-Imo West) was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

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He disclosed the panel was investigating the APC aspirant over his company’s failure to execute a contract of $12 million for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).

Obono-Obla 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.”