By Naomi Sharang
Spokesperson of the panel, Ms Lucie-Ann Laha, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja late on Tuesday after a long wait by the panel’s officials and newsmen for the senator.
He was arrested in connection of a case on alleged failure of his company to execute a contract of 12 million dollars for the dredging of Calabar Port channel.
He was released same day after an interrogation session with officials of the panel, who released him and directed that he should return on Tuesday for continuation of the probe.
The spokesperson said the senator had defied the invitation by failure to appear at the panel’s office as agreed.
An earlier statement by chairman of the Panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, said that Uzodinma had been evading arrest for about a year.
“The panel is investigating economic sabotage against 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),” the statement said.