…Indicts Okorocha, Chike Okafor, Kennedy Ibeh
…Says Missing Fund Paid Into White Label Acount
…Hearing Continues Tomorrow
This is even as she indicted the said former Governor Okorocha, his then finance commissioner, Deacon Chike Okafor, and Kennedy Ibeh, who was then and till now the member representing Obowo Local Government in Imo State House of Assembly.
In her evidence before the Imo judicial enquiry at the Owerri High Court, Ejiogu disclosed that the said N5.2b which was counterpart fund of the Federal Government and Imo State Government was transferred to a white Label Account which allegedly belongs to the then House of Assembly Member Representing Obowo State Constituency, Barr. Kennedy Ibeh with compelled instruction from the Commissioner for Finance Deacon Chike Okafor and the then Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha, without the said schools built.
Ejiogu further submitted that she never touched or participated in the usage of the said fund but only heeded to the instructions from Chike Okafor and Governor Rochas Okorocha that threatened to sack her if she disobeyed the instruction given to her to pay the said money into the said account.
“I served as IMSUBEB Chairman from Nov.21st 2011-Aug./Sept.2013. I did not do any contracts. It was the former Imo Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Deacon John Chike Okafor, that compelled me through the Chief Rochas to sign the documents. I have threatened to release the money to White Label Bank Account.
The sum #3.6billion was pushed to White Label Int’l. Company’s account but I did not know that the company belongs to one Hon.Barr.Kennedy Ibeh”, she noted.
“Hon. Chike Okafor with his taskforce forced me to release the money to White Label through the IMSUBEB’s Account Director, Mr.Augustine Duru. But I know and I am very sure that I left for the board over #900milion”, Ejiogu disclosed.
“There were no official documents signed, rather Chike Okafor was on my neck, insisted that I must pay in the money-less I lose my job as directed by the Governor, Chike fumed. I know that it was #40million each for the projects but I did not know who approved the payment”, Ejiogu submitted.
However, the hearing of the matter was adjourned till March 26th, 2020.