Live update from court as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes over alleged N11bn fraud
Alleged N11bn fraud: Live update from court as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes
The court case of N11bn Local governments fund alleged fraud against Katsina Ex-Governor Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema file by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the State High Court in Katsina resumes today.
It could be recalled that the Katsina State High Court, earlier in June accepted report and document presented before it by principal witness as evidence against the former Governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three others over alleged misappropriation of N11 billion Association of Local Government, ALGON funds during his administration.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has dragged Shema and three others, former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sani Makana, former Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government, Lawal Rufai and the state’s ALGON former Chairman, Lawal Dankaban before the court for alleged financial misappropriation of about N11 billion while in government.
The case was however adjourned to 15th and 16th, October, 2018 on the request of the EFCC lead counsel, Sam Ologunorisa SAN who told the court that one of his witnesses was ill and needed to be flown abroad for treatment.
8:55am – Katsina Ex-Governor Shema and the other 3 accused persons are seated in the court
9:00am – The presiding judge came in for today’s proceedings.
9:05am – Lawyers from both the prosecution and defence sides are introducing themselves
9:15am – The presiding judge adjourned the proceedings for an hour due to the absence of the lawyer to one of the accused – Alhaji Salisu Makana.
10:15am – Court proceedings resumed