An investigator with the EFCC aim Tuesday told Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, that a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzo Kalu, and his then commissioner for finance, James Jones Udeogu diverted the state’s funds into a private company Slok Nigeria Limited, owned by Orji.
Kalu is being prosecuted alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones James Udeogu, for money laundering to the tune of over N3.2bn.
The investigator, John Ejim, revealed how cheques were raised from Abia State Government House through the serving officers who used them to obtain cash.
“They also used the cash to purchase drafts in the name of Inland bank. They used to pay the draft in favour of Slok Nigeria Limited,” he added.
Ejim also told the court that Udeogu, Romanus and many others used fictitious names to receive the money and that the names they used to raise the drafts were not in the nominal payroll of the Abia State Government House.
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