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Fake names used to divert funds during Kalu’s regime — Cashier

Former Governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu

The cashier at the Abia State Government House, Umuahia during the tenure of former governor Orji Uzor Kalu, Mr. Romanus Madu, claimed on Monday that some fictitious names were used to request and divert several millions of naira from the Government House accounts in 2005.

Madu stated this at the resumed trial of Kalu for an alleged N2.9bn fraud before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The former governor, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as Director of Finance in Abia State, are being prosecuted for the alleged fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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