BREAKING! Katsina police bans ‘all forms of rallies’ as Shema re-appears at court tomorrow
Katsina State Police Command has reiterates its earlier enforced ban on all forms of rallies, processions and or assemblies of any kind and under any form by any group people in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by DSP Gambo Isah and made available to newsmen, according to the statement, some groups of people are hitherto planning to stage a protest in solidarity to some group of people.
The statement also reminded parents and guardians to monitor their children and warn them against such acts as police will not spare anybody caught.
KATSINA POST checks reliably confirmed from a source within that the ban will not be unconnected with the continuation of the case between EFCC and Katsina state’s ex-Governor Shema which was slated to hold tomorrow, 7th February, 2017 at the State High Court.
It could be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, 11th January, 2017 arraigned a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, for an alleged N11bn fraud.
He was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Bako at a Katsina high court.
The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Bako, however, fixed February 7, 2017 for the commencement of hearing after Shema’s defence team led by Joseph Dawodu, SAN, raised the issue of the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case, shortly after the court began sitting.
The senior counsel also drew the attention of the court to the need to maintain the “ status quo” on Shema’s bail, declaring that his (Shema) trial had not commenced, hence the need for him to enjoy the bail earlier granted him.