The Katsina State Ex-Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Shema has stated that evil can not triumph over good.
Alhaji Shehu Shema made this assertion through press statement signed by the head of his media team Oluwabusola Olawale and gotten by katsinapost.com .
This is however coming after the Federal High Court Katsina ordered for the remanding of the Katsina immediate Ex-Governor in EFCC’s custody till Friday, the 27th April, 2018.
Below is the official press statement:
EVIL CAN NOT TRIUMPH OVER GOOD
The persecution of former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema is taking a new dimension with his arraignment before the Federal High Court Katsina on Tuesday. It is becoming more and more obvious that it is not about war against corruption but a grand plot and agenda by Governor Aminu Bello Masari administration to keep the former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema out of political space ahead of 2019 general election more so with the outcome of recently conducted Peoples Democratic Party mega rally in the State which further aroused the sinister agenda of the ruling administration against Ibrahim Shehu Shema.
Our position remains the same since Governor Aminu Bello Masari started his persecution, intimidation and harassment of former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema by setting up over 30 different Committees to probe Shema administration, granted over 200 media interviews to call him a thief and continue to sponsor media trial against Shema, setting up Commission of Inquiry, sponsoring petitions to EFCC and ICPC. We inisist that Shema is innocent of all the allegations and accusations, and ever ready to defend himself in fair and just trial based on the rule of law.
It is on record that the same allegations filed by EFCC against Shema at the Federal High Court Katsina was already investigated by the ICPC and those found culpable were charged accordingly before Justice Maikaita Bako of katsina State High Court, but curiously the State Attorney General obtained Fiat from Attorney General of the Federation to take over the prosecution of ICPC corruption case already before the Court and now takes Shema before Justice Babagana Ashgar for the same allegations all in a desperate effort to persecute Ibrahim Shehu Shema.
In the last three years it is on record that Governor Masari has deployed State resources to sponsoring EFCC using Katsina State Attorney General’s Fiat to take Shema before Justice Maikaita Bako of Katsina State High Court, pressuring EFCC to take him before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of Federal High Court Abuja on allegations that are being adjudicated before another Court, and now taking Shema before Justice Babagana Ashgar of Federal High Court Katsina on the same issues and allegations.
Former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema stands by his position that he is ready to defend himself in fair and just trial and therefore urging Nigerians and International Communities to read between the lines what is the motive of Governor Aminu Bello Masari who is behind the trial of Shema for this desperation. And with the fresh suit before Justice Babagana Ashgar of Federal High Court Katsina, we urge Nigerians and International Communities to monitor closely the procedure of arraignment of Shema to understand the motive and agenda of the fresh suit.
We insist that Former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema is innocent and demands for transparent, fair and just trial based on the rule of law with the belief that the joy of the wicked is always short lived and evil will never triumph over good .
Head of Media Team of Former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema