OrderPaperToday – Senator representing Imo west, Hope Uzodimma, has stated that political enemies are behind a court order seeking for his arrest as result of ‘his gubernatorial ambition.’
On Tuesday, a Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, ruled for a bench warrant to arrest Uzodinma over a case of issuing N200 million dud cheque.
Uzodinma alongside Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company, Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged with alleged issuance of N200 million dud cheque to Chitex Ventures and Chima Akuzie.
But the APC Senator’s aide, Ralph Nwosu in a statement on Wednesday explained that the cheque issued by his principal was on the basis of the execution of the contract by Chitex Ventures who failed to fulfill is part of the deal.
According to the aide, the matter is pending at the Supreme Court but ‘surprisingly’ found its way to the area court.
Nwosu quoted Uzodinma saying, “If not because some political enemies are behind it and the facts are clear.
“Chitek Engineering Limited was given a subcontract to supply 1,700 sheet piles at koko on or before March 2018. A bank cheque for two hundred million naira was consequently issued to UBA to transfer the valued to Chitek upon successful execution of the said contract.
“Chitek failed to execute the contract and still proceeded to attempt to cash the cheque which was not issued in her name in the first place. When the cheque was naturally returned, the company went to court to enforce payment to them. They lost at the high court and Appeal court and the matter is now at the supreme court.”
The Imo Senator equally declared that the area court is not within jurisdiction over matters of limited liability companies but used to disrepute his image.
“The attempt to use the area court to issue an illegal order has been quashed by an Abuja federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday. The public [should] ignore the fake news trending in the social media over the so called bench warrant,” it read.