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Senator Uzodinma In N200m "Fraud", Court Orders His Arrest

A court in Abuja has ordered the police to arrest Senator Hope Uzodinma, representing Orlu Zone of Imo state, and produce him before September 25.

Justice Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Grade 1 Area Court, Kubwa Abuja gave the order on Tuesday following the Senator's failure to appear in court to respond to a direct criminal complaint pending against him.

“Pursuant to Section 131 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, a bench warrant is hereby issued against Senator Hope Uzodinma in view of his failure to attend court to answer to the complaint pending against him,” the judge said.

The complaint was made against Uzodinma and his two companies by Chitex Ventures Ltd and Chima Akuzie, who claimed that the Senator issued them a N200 million UBA dud cheque (bounced cheque).