N11bn: Live update as court case between EFCC, Shema, 3 others continue
Katsina High Court sitting in Katsina metropolis along Daura Road has as fixed today, November 12 continue hearing the case before it between Katsina State ex-Governor, Ibrahim Shema and 3 others and EFCC for alleged diversion of N11bn Local government fund.
The judge, Ibrahim Maikaita Bako is expected to pronounce his ruling on the admissibility of some documents tendered in evidence by the EFCC against the accused when the trial continues tomorrow.
It could be recalled that during the proceedings on Tuesday, the 16th of October, an EFCC Senior Detective Superintendent, Abubakar Buba, told the court that he was among those who investigated the alleged financial crimes based on a petition.
He said the petition bordered on alleged diversion of public funds, contract inflation and abuse of office by Mr Shema during his tenure.
The judge, Ibrahim Maikaita Bako, therefore, adjourned the case to November 12, for ruling on the admissibility of the documents.
9:00am – Presiding judge arrived the court room where both the accused, prosecution and journalists are already seated.
9:10am – The dependents and the prosecution counsels (lawyers) introduced themselves
9:30am – The judge ruled on the admissibility of the documents (evidences from bank details) in the favor of the prosecution.
The judge ruled that the documents be admitted to the court as evidence.
9:35am – witness from the EFCC continues testifying before the court.
10:00am – Fourth dependent (Hon. Ibrahim Lawal Dankaba) alleged that he was made to testify before the EFCC under duress during the course of him interrogation.
10:15am – the counsel to the fourth dependent applied for the court to begin trial within trial over the matter.
10:30am – The case was adjourned to 28th of November, 2018 for continuation.