A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday fixed July 9th, for continuation of hearing into the case of alleged financial misappropriation against former Katsina state governor, Ibrahim Shema and three others.
This according to our sources is to enable the judge to study the evidence tendered before him by the EFCC.
Shema along with the three others were arraigned on a 24-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy, fraud and using forged documents.
The prosecution had said that the alleged offences were contrary to sections 96, 311, 363, 366 and 85 of the Penal Code, cap 96 Laws of Katsina State 1991.
The EFCC dragged Shema, and his former aides to the court over alleged misappropriation of about N11 billion belonging to local governments in the state.
The EFCC had said that it took the step following a petition presented by Katsina State Government to the commission on the issue.
Others being tried along with Shema were Hamisu Makana, a former commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lawal Rufai, former permanent secretary in the ministry, and ex-ALGON chairman, Lawal Dankaba.