• Shema and others diverted N8.6bn – Katsina government

    Shema and others diverted N8.6bn – Katsina government

    According to reports, the Katsina State Government has presented a memo before the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry alleging diversion of N8.6bn by immediate past governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, and other top officials.

    Counsel to the commission, Mr. Hassan Liman, SAN, stated this on Monday during the sitting of the commission.

    Liman said the amount was diverted from the accounts of the Ministry of Environment, Department of Community Development, Special Duties, Girl-child Education and the Department of Almajirai Affairs.

    He explained that […]

  • N74.6bn fraud: I’m a victim of political persecution – Shema

    N74.6bn fraud: I’m a victim of political persecution – Shema

    The detained former Governor of Katsina State, Alh. Ibrahim Shema, on Wednesday insisted that he is a victim of political persecution.

    Shema is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the ongoing probe of the alleged N74.6billion fraud.

    The former Governor maintained that he is also ready to defend himself based on the fairness, justice and the rule of law.

    However, Shema faulted Governor Aminu Bello Masari for advising him to go and defend his […]

  • EFCC detains former Governor Shema over alleged N76bn fraud

    EFCC detains former Governor Shema over alleged N76bn fraud

    It was gathered that the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as part of investigations into an alleged N76bn fraud.

    The EFCC had declared Shema wanted on Wednesday but the former governor maintained that he was not on the run.

    Subsequently, Shema arrived at the head office of the EFCC on Friday morning, after which he was grilled for over eight hours.

    However, as of 7.30pm on Friday, the ex-governor […]

  • N68bn scam: I am not running from EFCC – Shema

    N68bn scam: I am not running from EFCC – Shema

    It was gathered that the ex-governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema, has responded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC’s move to declare him wanted.

    Recall that the EFCC had declared the ex-governor wanted over alleged diversion of funds running into N68 billion.

    Mr. Shema in response to the latest development has denied the allegations levelled against him by the anti-graft agency.

    Speaking to an online medium, Shema denied acknowledging the agency’s letters through his lawyers.

    Shema who spoke through his spokesperson, […]

  • Shema won’t escape justice – Masari’s aide

    Shema won’t escape justice – Masari’s aide

    Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Muhammad Mashi, has tasked immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, to wait and see if he would not be charged to court if found wanting.

    Mashi was reacting to statement credited to former Governor Shema who reportedly challenged his successor, Aminu Masari, to sue him if he did anything wrong, and to avoid “media trial”.

    The statement was signed by Shema’s media aide, Olawale Oluwabusola, in […]