Indication has emerged that prosecution of the newly inaugurated Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, for $12m (N4.3bn) fraud and issuance of N200m dud cheque have been put in abeyance.
Recall that the federal government is prosecuting Uzodinnma for diverting the sum of $12m his company got from the Nigerian Ports Authority to dredge the Calabar Channel culminating in the court handing down an injunction banning him from travelling.
The new governor was also dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly issuing a dud cheque.
However, following his new status which conferred immunity on him, report indicated that the cases have been put on hold.
According to Punchng.com: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which is also investigating Uzodinma for allegedly issuing a N200m dud cheque, however, said the new governor could not be touched because of his immunity.”