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Home Crimes Watch Day 2: Live update as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes over alleged N11bn LGs fund fraud
Day 2: Live update as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes over alleged N11bn LGs fund fraud

Day 2: Live update as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes over alleged N11bn LGs fund fraud

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Day 2: Live update as EFCC’s case against Shema resumes over alleged N11bn LGs fund fraud 

The N11bn Katsina 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.

 

After intense debate between both the defense and prosecuting counsels yesterday being the 15th of October, the presiding judge ruled that the case should be continued today the 16th of October, 2018.

It could be recalled that since in June  2018 the case was 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.

9:15 am – after introduction from both the counsels, cross examination of witness from Keystone Bank begins

10:08am – cross examination of branch manager, Katsina Keystone Bank – Abdullahi Iyal completed

10:12am – another witness from EFCC is now docked and being cross examined

3:00pm – Cross examination of EFCC officer and witness is still ongoing.

3:50pm – Deliberation for adjournment is ongoing

3:55pm – Case adjourned to 12th of November, 2018

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