Few weeks after granting a media interview where he scored the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari very low, the anti-corruption agency has now decided to arraign former Kano State governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, to court for allegedly receiving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign funds, his aide. Sule Yaâ€™u Sule has claimed.
According to Sule, â€œDespite lack of concrete evidence, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is insisting on prosecuting former Kano State Governor and Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, on the allegation that he was offered N25 million for 2015 election logistics.
â€œSince 2016, when the issue of election funds came up, Mallam Shekarau was invited by the EFCC to explain the amount allegedly given to him along with other stakeholders of the party in KanoÂ State for the election campaign,Â but he denied receiving the amount and he challenged EFCC to produce anyone or concrete evidence to prove that he collected the money.
â€œBased on this, the former minister was asked to go. However, and surprisingly too, for reason best known to EFCC, we received communication from the anti-corruption agency that the former minister is to be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Kano tomorrow over the same alleged N25 million election funds.â€
Sule said they were aware that the coming weeks and months would witness an arraignment of opposition leaders, especially top members of PDP who have refused to decamp to the ruling party, APC.
Shekarau recently signified his political aspiration to run for the presidency and granted media interviews where he pick holes on anti-masses policies of the current administration led by Buhari.