The Katsina immediate former governor Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Shema has been docked for hours before Justice Babagana Ashgar of the Federal High court Katsina on the 23rd of April, 2018 for 26-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.
According to our sources, the Ex-Governor is being accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in the laundering of N5, 776,552,396 meant for the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
The court sitting yesterday lasted for hours during which lawyers of both the EFCC and Mr. Shema partook in a hot debate regarding the legality of the EFCC’s lawyer to participate in the case being him a private practitioner.
The case was adjoined until today for further hearing.
It could be recalled that statement from the EFCC Kano Zonal Office, signed by its spokesperson, Idris Nadabo, indicated that the case was filed by the commission on the 26th March 2018.
The commission alleged that the fund was removed from the Katsina state SUPRE-P account by Shema when he was governor of the state.
Also party in the suit was one Alhaji Idris Kwado, who is now at large. The man was alleged to have connived with former governor to commit the crime, the statement, revealed.