EFCC Charges Shema with N11bn Embezzlement


By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Katsina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Katsina State Government have dragged former Governor of Katsina State, Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three others to the Katsina High Court where they were accused of embezzling N11 billion.
A press statement made available to THISDAY in Katsina on Friday signed by Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Malam Abdu Labaran Malumfashi stated that they were accused of embezzlement of funds belonging to the 34 local government councils in the state.

The statement revealed that,  Joined in the 22 count charge suit were the erstwhile chairman of Kaita Local Government Council and Chairman of the Katsina State chapter of the  Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Ibrahim Lawal Dankaba.
Others were the immediate past commissioner of the ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Sani Hamisu Makana and the Permanent Secretary of the same ministry, Alhaji Lawal Rufa’i Safana.

In the charge, FRN vs Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Rufa’i and Ibrahim Lawal Dankaba, the four are facing 22 counts charge.
It said Count 1 conspiracy,  counts 2 to 8, breach of trust and conversion of the sum of N11,255,043,920, counts 9 and 10 forgery of minutes of meetings, count 11 abatement of forgery and counts 12 to 22 using forged documents as genuine.