N11bn Alleged Fraud: Trial of Former Kastina Governor, Shema Resumes

The trial of former Kastina State Governor, Ibrahim Schema resumed Monday at the Katsina State High Court.
The former Governor is standing trial over alleged financial misappropriation running into N11bn during his tenure as Governor.
He was alleged to have misappropriated the said sum.
At the resumed proceedings on Monday, counsel to Shema, Joseph Daudu (SAN), rejected the continuation of the case, saying they had filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal, Kaduna against exhibits two and three tendered before the High court by the first principal witness, Ibrahim Dabo.
Daudu, who was represented by Adedayo Adedaji, prayed the court to adjourn the matter until after October 26, 2018, which would give them chance to know their stand after the outcome of the appeal they had filed.
The prosecution counsel, Jibrin Okutepa (SAN), however, objected to the request, and urged the court to allow the second witness from Keystone Bank to testify.
The Judge, Justice Ibrahim Maikaita, dismissed the request of the defendants and allowed the branch Manager of Keystone Bank, Abdulmalik Iyal to testify.
Iyal presented the account opening package, statement of account and certificate of identification of Katsina State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as evidence before the court.
Justice Maikaita thereafter adjourned the case to October 16, for continuation of hearing.

Author: News Editor

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