Properties belonging to Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu have been marked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday.
EFCC said the move was to ensure that the properties were not dissipated, following the December 5, 2019, order of Justice Muhammed Idris sitting at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, which directed that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Ltd. should be wound up and all its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.
Spokesman of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, that the properties marked by the commission include the Sun newspaper and Slok Nigeria Ltd.
The former governor, who is the Senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly, had been arraigned alongside Slok Nigeria Ltd. and Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, over an amended 39-count bordering on conspiring and diverting the sum of N7.65 billion from the coffers of the state.
Kalu was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 12 years in jail.