A Kubwa Grade 1 area court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered a public summon to be published against a Nigerian senator, Hope Uzodinma, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.
Mr Uzodinma, representing Imo-West; Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company; Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged for allegedly issuing N200 million dud cheque.
The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, made the order following a motion filed by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, asking that a public summon be made against the defendants.
Mr Ojaomo, counsel to Chitex Ventures and Chima Akuzie (the complainants), had brought the motion pursuant to the provisions of Sections 41 and 42 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
He said that the motion had become imperative as the defendants appeared to be absconding from justice after they were served a warrant of arrest on September 18.
He told the court that the joint warrant of arrest issued against the defendants was duly served on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for the execution of their arrests.