The EFCC has declared the immediate past governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema, wanted for a N76bn fraud.
“The public is hereby notified that Ibrahim Shema, a former Governor of Kastina State, is wanted by the EFCC in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, inflation of contracts, abuse of office, diversion of funds and embezzlement, running into billions of naira,” the agency said in a gazette signed by spokesman WilsonUwujaren.
“The former governor ignored several invitations by the commission since December 1, 2015, when he was first summoned by the agency. All efforts to locate him at his known addresses in Katsina and Abuja were futile.
“The 59-year-old ex-governor hails from the Dutsena-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State. He is tall, light in complexion and speaks Hausa and English fluently. Anybody, having useful information as to his whereabouts, should contact the commission.”
According to reports, current Katsina governor Aminu Masari, had severally accused the ex governor of looting the state’s treasury.
There are some mistakes that can be forgiven, “but N70bn is a huge amount of money that we cannot overlook,” he’d said.
Shema had written a letter then, denying all the claims by his successor.