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Home Crimes Watch N5.7bn SURE-P fraud: Court case against Shema resumes tomorrow
N5.7bn SURE-P fraud: Court case against Shema resumes tomorrow

N5.7bn SURE-P fraud: Court case against Shema resumes tomorrow

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The case involving the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Katsina ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema regarding N5.7bn fraud during his tenure involving SURE-P funds will resumes tomorrow before the Federal High Court, Katsina.

Recall that in mid-January, the EFCC tendered in evidence 22 payment vouchers before the Federal High Court, Katsina, during the continuation of the trial, however, rejected eight of the documents and admitted 14 as exhibit.

At the resumption of proceedings on Monday, the prosecution counsel, S T Ologunorisa tendered 22 payment vouchers before the court.

A key prosecution witness, Nasiru Ingawa, who had served as special adviser to the ex-governor on SURE-P, told the court that vouchers were raised sometimes for a programme, but never implemented.

He told the court that on such occasions, the defendant directs him to take the money set aside for the project to him in cash to which he complied.

Shema’s counsel, Elisha Kurah SAN could not, however, cross-examine the witness on the ground that he is yet to get the documents tendered before which could have been the basis of his cross-examination.
He, therefore, seek for adjournment which was not objected by the prosecuting counsel.
The presiding Judge, Justice Hadiza Shagari, then adjourned the matter to February 25, for continuation but was further adjourned due to the general elections.

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