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N76bn fraud: EFCC detains ex-Gov Shema despite meeting bail conditions

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Ex-Gov Shema’s move to stop alleged N11bn fraud trial at Supreme Court fails

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is said to have detained former Katsina Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, even after he met bail condition given to him.

It is also learnt that the commission seized his passport as part of investigations into an alleged N76billion fraud.

Shema had on Friday, after he was declared wanted by the anti-graft body on Wednesday, voluntarily reported to the head office of the EFCC.

But it was learnt that despite his meeting the bail conditions, the commission failed to release him.

Read also: ‘Wanted’ ex Gov Shema visits EFCC office

Shema is being investigated by the EFCC over allegation by his successor, Governor Bello Masari that he misappropriated N76billion collected as excess crude oil allocation and diverted over N7.5bn into his private pocket.

Masari had said that while some mistakes can be forgiven, it will not be proper to overlook the huge amount of money allegedly misappropriated by the former governor.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

 

 

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