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One of the petitions against Shema written by fictitious individuals – EFCC

One of the petitions against Shema written by fictitious individuals – EFCC

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One of the petitions against Shema written by fictitious individuals – EFCC

N11bn LGs fund fraud: We could not trace the people who wrote one of the petitions against Shema – EFCC 

A witness an EFCC operative, Abubakar Buba on Tuesday at the Katsina State High Court has admitted that one of the petitions which formed the basis of EFCC investigation of former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three officials of his administration that were charged before the court, was written by fictitious names without traceable address.

Abubakar who introduced himself as Senior Detective Superintendent at the EFCC in his testimony before the Court said the name of the Association that wrote the first petition is Katsina Initiative and Sustainable Development but the Organisation was not registered neither does it has any traceable address. He said the petition dated August 12th, 2014 was sent to Katsina State House of Assembly but copied the Acting Chairman EFCC and all efforts by the team of EFCC investigation to identify and trace the petitioners was proved abortive.

The second petition according to him was dated June 23, 2015 and was written by one Ahmed Fatima Jibo on behalf of Katsina State Ministry of Justice gave the names of some officials of the State government for EFCC to investigate.

The team of the defendants lawyers, Adedayo Adedeji, K. T Kehinde (SAN), Elijah Kurah (SAN) and Uyi Igunma did not object to the admissibility of the second petition but promised to take up any issue that has to do with the petition in due course.

The trial which involves former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema, and former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Sani Makana, former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Lawal Safana and former Katsina State ALGON chairman, Ibrahim Dankaba was later adjourned till November 12, 2018 by the trial judge , Justice Maikaita Bako for further hearing

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