Shema, Others to Face Commission of Inquiry for N10bn SURE-P Funds


By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Katsina State government’s effort to recover money and property that were alleged to have been mismanaged under the former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, from 2011 to 2015, has gathered steam with the commission of inquiry set up for that purpose resolving to issue a warrant of service to the former governor.

The commission had already invited the former Commissioner of Finance in the Shema administration, Lawan Jari, and directed for substituted service on him.

Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Suraj, who is the chairman of the commission, gave the directive when the memo on the activities of SURE-P written by Katsina state government was brought before him.

“Former governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema should be served with the memo through substituted service by pasting notice at his personal residence in both Katsina municipal and Dutsinma town,” he said.

He ordered the commission also to publish the notice in two national dailies.

Shema and his finance commissioner, Lawal Jari, alongside over 30 others, were mentioned as respondents in the memo which accused them of allegedly mismanaging N10 billion SURE-P funds.

Details later