BREAKING: EFCC pick up ex-Katsina governor Shema at court premises

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has whisked former Katsina governor Ibrahim Shema, Daily Trust reports.


According to the newspaper, Shema was picked up at the main exit of the court premises on Tuesday.


Operatives of the anti-graft agency barricaded the exit as Shema was about leaving the court premises.


The ex-governor was asked to alight from his car and instructed to join an EFCC vehicle which led to stand off for about an hour.


The EFCC operatives later entered Shema’s car as they drove along on their convoy.


At the last court sitting, the commission had complained about Shema refusing to fulfilling one of his bail conditions, by making himself available when needed.


However, Shema’s spokeman Olawale Jumoke said “Shema was not arrested”.


Source: YNaija

EFCC asks court to remand Shema, ex-Katsina gov, in prison.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, alongside three others before Ibrahim Bako, a justice of Katsina high court.

He was arraigned on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds.

Jibrin Samuel, the agency’s counsel, urged the court to revoke an administrative bail earlier given to Shema for showing some “signs of not reporting to the commission” as agreed.

Samuel demanded that Shema be remanded in prison so that there could be access to him at will.

Joseph Daudu, the defence counsel, objected to the prayer of the EFCC counsel.

Daudu argued that the state high court had no jurisdiction to try his client, adding that Shema should be allowed to go home until the case had been appropriately filed.

Bako ruled that it was premature for the EFCC counsel to pray for the detention of the ex-governor.

He advised both sides to take the case slowly in order to have a decent trial, and adjourned the case till February 7 for mention.

EFCC Seizes Three Mansions Owned By Shema

Detained former Katsina State Governor  Ibrahim Shema’s three mansions have been seized over his alleged involvement in a N74.6billion fraud. The houses remain seized until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) concludes its probe of the allegation.

Shema was subjected to another round of grilling yesterday by the commission.

Operatives of the anti-graft agency stormed Katsina on Monday following preliminary interaction with the ex-governor.

The detectives sealed off the ex-governor’s houses at 1 GRA Modoji Road, Barhim Estate, Madachi Road and Makera Estate, Kirni Road.

A source in the EFCC, who pleaded not to be named because he is not authorised to talk to the media, said: “Our investigative team on Monday grilled the ex-governor for some hours on more contracts executed during his tenure.

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EFCC seizes three mansions from Shema

EFCC Declares Former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema, Wanted

The antigraft agency has declared the former state governor wanted for criminal conspiracy, inflation of contracts, abuse of office, diversion of funds and embezzlement running into billions of naira.

A top source in the commission narrated to Vanguard how the operatives went to Shema’s home in the highbrow Asokoro District to pick up the top PDP politician but missed him by the whisker. “We have been monitoring him with a view to bringing him for interrogation but by the time our operatives arrived his compound, he was not there.

“The truth is that we had run out of patience with the former governor’s numerous excuses and had to declare him wanted because he has been inventing reasons to avoid honouring our invitations,” a top EFCC official told Vanguard.

He was governor of the state from May 2007 to May 2015.

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ICPC Probes Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Chime, Shema

The independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations of four former governors following petition against them.

The four governors are former governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano.

Already four teams have been raised to visit the states to check the books of the states to establish the allegations against the governors.

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