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EBONYI STATE GOVERNOR, DAVID UMAHI ORDERS ARREST OF CONTRACTOR FOR DEFAULTING IN ROAD PROJECTS

Ebonyi State Governor, DAVID UMAHI, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after allegedly collecting 200 million mobilization fee.

Mr UMAHI gave the order on Thursday at Okposi-Umuoghara while inspecting the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji road project in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state.

The governor also directed that an engineer with the state Ministry of Works, SOLOMON EZE, be suspended for two months for failing to carry out proper supervision of the project.

An angry Governor UMAHI told his personal aide, JONATHAN BAWADA, to ensure that the two officials of the company who were on the ground be handed over to the police for prosecution.

He described the contracting firm as deceitful and fraudulent, warning that he would not allow any contractor to play on the intelligence of the state government.

The state Commissioner for Works and Transport, FIDELIS NWEZE, said the company did less than two kilometres of earthwork with poor drainage.

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