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    EFCC declares ex-governor wanted for alleged N76bn fraud

    EFCC declares ex-governor wanted for alleged N76bn fraud
    EFCC declares ex-governor wanted for alleged N76bn fraud
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Shema, over a claimed N76bn extortion.

    It was learnt that the EFCC pronounced him needed continuation of claims leveled against him by his successor, Governor Aminu Masari.

    In a journal marked by the representative for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the counter join organization said Shema had disregarded all solicitations by the EFCC.

    The journal read to a limited extent, "general society is thus advised that Ibrahim Shema, a previous Governor of Kastina State, is needed by the EFCC regarding an instance of criminal connivance, swelling of agreements, misuse of office, redirection of assets and misappropriation, running into billions of naira.

    "The previous senator disregarded a few solicitations by the commission since December 1, 2015, when he was initially summoned by the office. All endeavors to find him at his known locations in Katsina and Abuja were purposeless.

    "The 59-year-old ex-senator hails from the Dutsena-mama Local Government Area of Katsina State. He is tall, light in appearance and communicates in Hausa and English easily. Anyone, having helpful data as to his whereabouts, ought to contact the commission."

    Masari had communicated disappointment with the handover note introduced to him by his forerunner, inciting him to set up a test board into the organization of Shema.

    Masari had said he had "solid proof" to drag his forerunner before the counter join office to recoup all stolen reserves.

    As indicated by Masari, there are a few missteps that can be pardoned, "yet N70bn is a colossal measure of cash that we can't neglect."

    The representative guaranteed that all stolen open cash would be recovered to redress past errors and bring rational soundness into people in general administration.

    He asserted that the previous representative abused over N76bn gathered as abundance raw petroleum assignment and occupied over N7.5bn into his private pocket.

    Masari additionally claimed that Shema and other top government authorities of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs redirected over N750m reserved for the buy of medications for ther state's neighborhood governments.

    The Katsina State senator included that his organization knew about a crusade of slander supported by his forerunner in the media to baffle him from proceeding with the test and recovering stolen stores.

    He affirmed that more than N1.8bn was paid by the previous representative to proprietors of a few daily papers for the occupation.

    In his reaction, Shema said in a letter composed by his legal counselors, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and Co, that there was an "outlandish and sudden crusade of defamation being pursued against the ex-representative combined with a conscious endeavor to coerce, malign and denounce Shema and his helpers.

    He portrayed as barefaced falsehoods, sickening and noxious the cases that the "Ibrahim Shema-drove organization caused and left the state with an obligation of N42bn upon the lapse of its term; that the organization brought about an outside obligation arrangement of $78m and that a whole of N13bn got missing amongst January and May 2015."

    The previous senator additionally exposed assertions that an entirety of N7bn was disastrously exchanged to the record of the state part of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria and same was neglectfully utilized by the said affiliation.

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