The former Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema has received the news of the Supreme Court judgment of today as a welcome development with the decision of the court affirming his right to be provided with the statements of claims, documents, bank statements and list of witnesses relevant to the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Katsina State Government.
This is contained in a statement issued out signed by Mr. Olawale Oluwabusola, the Head of Media team to the former governor of Katsina State shortly after the supreme court deliver judgment on his appeal regarding his case with EFCC in Katsina.
In the press statement, Ibrahim Shehu Shema stated that he has never been opposed to fair trial. According to him, his grouse has been against what was playing out in the allegations and trial by ambush.
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“Now, that the highest court in the land has spoken, he expects that EFCC and Katsina State Government to comply with and provide him necessary document to prepare his defence as provided by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” The statement continues.
The former governor also stressed that he is always ready to defend himself and prove his innocence on universal principles of the rule of law and fair hearing against the politically motivated smear campaign of calumny being orchestrated by the Katsina State government using agencies of State and Federal government as tools to cow the opposition.