Alleged N5.7bn SURE-P fraud: Court fixes June 26 to hear Shema’s application


Katsina – A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina State, on Tuesday fixed June 26, to hear an application filed by the former governor Ibrahim Shema , seeking the court to order for the release of his International Passport to travel for medical treatment abroad.

Ibrahim Shema

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in October 2018 re-arraigned, Shema on 26 counts of conspiracy and money laundering.

Shema is accused of laundering N5, 7 billion which was allegedly stolen from the account of the Katsina State SURE-P.

He is alleged to have conspired with one Idris Kwado who is on the run, to perpetrate the fraud.

The Judge, Justice Hadiza Shagari, fixed the date, following an application by Shema’s counsel, Mr Uyi Igunma.

Shagari, who complained that she has backlog of cases in her former division in Lagos, said the June 26, may be the convenient date for her to hear the application.

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