Katsina ex-Gov Shema lead prayers for Late judge presiding over his case
A former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, on Monday prayed for the repose of the soul of the judge handling his alleged fraud case at the state high court, Justice Ibrahim Bako.
Justice Bako died on January 12 from injuries he sustained in a road accident which occurred along Funtua – Kankara Road on January 3.
The late judge had last December adjourned Shema’s trial to January 27, 2020 for the continuation of hearing.
Shema, along with his supporters, arrived at the court at 8.50am on Monday.
The former governor thereafter called for prayer during which he recited some verses from the Holy Quran for the repose of the soul of the late judge.
The court’s Registrar, Haj Lawan, thereafter told Shema that the case had not be assigned to a new judge, adding that he would get across to him later for a new date for the case.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had dragged Shema and three others before the court following the petition received from the state government on the alleged misappropriation of N10.8bn belonging to the state chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 when he was the state governor.
The three others are Hamisu Makana (former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs); Lawan Safana (former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) and Ibrahim Dankaba (former state chairman ALGON).