The Judicial panel of inquiry sitting at high court 9 Owerri has issued a bench warrant on the manager of Sterling bank Owerri for refusing to honour his invitation.
The chairman of probe panel Justice Benjamin Iheka frowned at the action of the bank manager for not coming to the court as invited.
The state lawyer, NM Obioha (Mrs) has earlier moved a motion for the bench warrant. After considering it necessary, Justice Benjamin Iheka resolved to accept the application and granted the request of the state lawyer, he then declared that a bench warrant should be issued without delay to the Sterling bank manager who refused to answer the court invitation when he was invited recently.
In another development, Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the construction giant Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for the reconstruction of the Orlu-Owerri and Owerri-Okigwe roads in the state.
Uzodinma said the two roads are major gateways into neighbouring states and the road infrastructure linking Imo State to her neighbours will help improve the economy of the state when completed.
He pointed out that the choice of Julius Berger is predicated on the company’s track records of quality and value for money which is very important to the people of Imo.
The Imo State Governor reassured the people of Imo that with Julius Berger the projects would be delivered in record time and ‘this will surely be a partnership that will sustain the test of time.’
He appealed to the people of the state, especially communities on the right of ways of the projects, to give the company maximum cooperation and needed support to enable them deliver the projects on time.
Speaking earlier, the South-East Regional Manager of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Juergen Fischer, expressed appreciation to the Government of Imo State for the invitation to sign the MOU.