Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
N11bn Fraud: Court adjourns Ex-Gov Shema’s trial

By News Express on 14/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 415

•Ex-Governor Shema
•Ex-Governor Shema

Justice Maikaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court on Tuesday adjourned the corruption trial of Ibrahim Shema, former Katsina State governor alongside three others to April 10, 11 and 12, 2018.

At the resumed hearing, prosecuting counsel, Sam Ologunorisa, SAN, informed the court that EFCC secured victory over Shema at the Supreme Court, which dismissed the application made by his counsel, J. B. Daudu, seeking to stop his trial.

Ologunorisa further informed the court that the copy of the Supreme Court judgment had been forwarded to the trial court for the “avoidance of doubt”.

Sam added that the prosecution had a pending motion for the amendment of the charge.

“There is a pending application filed on the 24 March 2017 and subject to convenience of the court, we intend to move the application, which is seeking leave to amend the charge,” he added.

Daudu, on the other hand, informed the court that part of the decision of the Supreme Court was that the prosecution availed the defendants with all the documents in respect of the matter. He informed the court that he had a pending application in that regard.

Daudu also raised issue on a motion earlier filed by the prosecution to amend the charge. He told the court that the said motion was signed by one M.S. Abubakar and the seal affixed to the motion belongs to one Uket. He therefore urged the court to render it void.

The prosecuting counsel in his reply argued and cited a decision of the Supreme Court which said that as long as there was a seal in the court it can be fixed.

Justice Bako agreed with the prosecution’s argument and stood down the matter for 10 minutes to allow the prosecution to fix the proper seal.

The case was thereafter adjourned to April 10, 11 and 12 for further hearing.

Shema is being prosecuted alongside three others, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana and Ibrahim Lawal Dankaba for allegedly diverting public funds to the tune of over N11 billion to their personal use during his tenure as governor of Katsina State.

Source News Express

Posted 14/02/2018 12:20:56 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ese’s abductor already in custody: Police

Peace Corps Bill not dead — NPC

ICPC compels Benue Polytechnic to award certificate to...

FG to reshape anti-corruption war — Osinbajo

Police nabs killer herdsmen who raided Enugu, recovers...

Mixed reactions trail Abuja Court ruling removing Governor...

Lagos defends demolition of Oshodi market

Stock Market: Total, Mobil oil top losers’ chart...

Emir of Kano wades into Dangote, BUA mining...

Ooni, 60 monarchs endorse Jonathan in Ile-Ife

Extremists kill 15 soldiers, injure 19 others

El-Rufai vows to defy election curfew •Says: ‘We’ll...

 

Latest News Pastor killed inside Kaduna church, wife abducted Court remands 114 pro-Biafra women in prison Three killed as PDP and APC supporters clash in Bayelsa Wike offered me N200m bribe to compromise bye-election — Rivers APC Chairman Security report from North-East worrisome: Defence Minister Delay in passage of INEC Budget may jeopardise preparations for 2019 — Election Monitors Ohanaeze youths warn security agents over unwarranted attack on Igbos Nigerian community in U.S. to float community bank Emmanuel, Akpabio in war of words Woman dies after fight with husband MOSOP to Buhari: Probe abuse of Ogoni women, halt pipe laying in Ogoniland Soldier under investigation over alleged brutality of kid

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,565 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,682 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,509 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,699 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,809 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,688 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,392 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,541 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,098 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (159,047 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,335 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,543 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,468) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (529) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (296) International (2,284) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (137) News (38,195) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,118) Religion (835) Sports (1,655) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Yinka Ayefele's Music House Demolished

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement