Justice Hadiza Shagari of the Federal High Court, Katsina, earlier today has adjourned the trial of the former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, till June 26, 2019.
Naija News learnt that the presiding judge gave the order due to the absence of the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or the representatives from the state government.
Mr Shema is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on a 26 count charge of money laundering involving the sum of N5,776, 552, 396, which he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The commission is also accusing the former governor of allegedly misappropriating the sum of N5.7 billion Katsina Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P during his eight years term as governor of the state.
Meanwhile, In another related development, the Federal High Court in Lagos has once again adjourned his final verdict former acting Director General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, convicted of fraud charges.
Source: Naija News