Heavy security patrol is been witnessed across the Katsina state capital as the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC ) sets to arraign Former governor Ibrahim Shema tomorrow at a State High court .The combined security operatives fully armed have been patrolling major roads as a ‘Show of Force’ baring sirens just as others are seen at strategic places across the city.
It was observed that the patrol was aimed at dousing the already tensed state with many party supporters planning rally for and against the arraignment.
Daily Trust observed that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat is wearing new look with new party flags erected ahead of the arraignment just as radio messages of the former governor are been aired in local radio stations. Shema in the message was attributing his recent predicament to the ruling APC administration alleging that over 19 investigative committee have been constituted in addition to petitions to EFCC and ICPC.
However, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the governor, Abdu Labaran said EFCC is not doing the bidding of Katsina state government but executing its constitutional role adding that Shema had severally declared that he has nothingto hide as such this is an avenue to clear that.He said, Shema should have himself to blame and stop dragging people into his travails.
Meanwhile, when contacted the state police command says it was just a normal routine to tell the people that the Police and security operativesare in charge, The commands Spokesman DSP Salisu Agaisa said.
He later released a statement re informing peopleof an earlier stand of the police against unlawful gatherings and calling on parents to monitor theirwards as anyone caught will be dealt with accordingly.
(Culled from Dailytrust)