Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Katsina Governor, Shema Over Alleged Fraud

  Advertisement Justice Mai Kaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema … Continue reading Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Katsina Governor, Shema Over Alleged Fraud


 

Justice Mai Kaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema alongside three others to February 18, 2019.

The adjournment was according to a counsel for the defendant, Elisha Kurah (SAN) to enable the defense counsel bring more witnesses to join the case.

Mr Kurah said the counsel has so far opened its defense with two witnesses, intending to invite more.

Mr Shema is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on a 26 count charge of money laundering involving the sum of N5,776 , 552, 396, which he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

READ ALSO: Alleged Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Katsina Governor Shema

One of the prosecuting counsels, Safiya Umar, disagreed with the alleged weaknesses surrounding the case filed by the state government against the accused persons.

She said her counsel has already taken witnesses and tendered some exhibits.

The former state governor is also being accused of alleged N5.7 billion diversion of the Katsina Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P during his eight years term as governor.