The lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District and former governor of the state, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, the previous day advised a Federal High Court, Lagos, how he gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo N100 million in 1998 when he (Obasanjo) was once launched from jail custody.
He also stated that he gave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) N500 million when the party was once fashioned in 1998.
Led in proof through Chief Awa Kalu (SAN) at the resumption of his alleged N7.2 billion fraud trial earlier than Justice Mohammed Idriss, Kalu said he met nothing in the account of Abia State when he assumed workplace as the governor in 1999.
He stated he met monthly allocation of N168 million, which used to be now not adequate to pay income of the nation civil servants.
He also said that he supplied lesser fire-arms to the ministry of defence in the course of navy regime.Read Wise deceit.
Kalu, who referred to that he was once in the United States (U.S.) when he heard that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was looking for him in 2007 after he left office, said: “I without delay put a call through to Ibrahim Larmode informing him that I will report straight to the commission when I return, however surprisingly, right away I landed at the airport, some officers of the EFCC whisked me away to their office with serious beating.
“Then I asked what used to be my offence, one of them spoke back that I have been abusing former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I’m amazed to see a petition written through Abia Leaders Forum, which was not proven to me via the EFCC.”
Kalu is being prosecuted alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogu and his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count cost of fraud-related offences.
Justice Idriss has adjourned further intending till nowadays for the second defendant to open his defence, as Kalu is the sole witness in his case.