Live update: Court case of Shema, 3 others and EFCC enters second day
The case between Katsina Ex-governor, Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema, three others and EFCC on alleged N11b fraud of Local Governments resumes today the 24th January 2019 at the Katsina State High court.
Yesterday at the court sitting, one of the defendants in the trial – former ALGON chairman- Hon. Lawal Dankaba was cross-examined by both the prosecution and defence counsels.
Recall that at the last adjourned date on the 28th of November, one of the defendants in the trial – former ALGON chairman- Hon. Lawal Dankaba has said that he was threatened, intimidated and harassed by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the process of obtaining his statement to implicate the former governor.
Also, while cross-examining the EFCC witness, Abubakar Buba, Counsel to Ibrahim, Mr Napoleon Idenala, told the witness that his client was threatened, intimidated by Buba and his senior colleague, one Abu Fari Mohammed.
But Buba denied the allegation, saying he was not aware of such development.
While giving evidence, Buba had told the court that the 4th defendant wrote his statement voluntarily.
He said he was part of the team that interview the defendant adding that he was interviewed based on new discoveries in the allegations against him.