Court Adjourns Ex-Governor Shema’s Trial

The Katsina State High Court has adjourned the trial of former governor Ibrahim Shema and three others over an allegation of fund diversion in the sum of N11billion.

Justice Mai Kaita Bako adjourned the trial till November 12 when the matter came up in court on Tuesday.

Addressing reporters shortly after the hearing, lead counsel for the prosecution, Okutepa Samuel, said the prosecution called two witnesses to give their testimonies.

He added that five sets of documents were tendered against the defendants, in line with statements of accounts obtained from various banks.

Lead counsel for the defendants, Akinlolu Kehinde, on his part, told journalists that the defence counsel objected to the documents tendered by the prosecution.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Shema and the three other persons of diverting the sum of N11billion while serving as the governor of the state.

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