Court Rejects Ibrahim Shekarau’s No Case Submission

By Mustapha Usman
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by justice Lewis Allagoa has dismissed Ibrahim Shekarau and two others prayer of a no-case submission in a criminal allegation of money laundering to the tune of 950 million Naira by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Delivering a ruling on the matter on Monday Justice Lewis Allagoa of the federal High court said he has found four prosecution witnesses sufficient and cogent, hence can warrant the accused persons entering their defence.
Counsel to EFCC alleged that a former minister of foreign Affairs Ambassador Aminu Wali, Senator Ibrahim shekarau and Engr. Mansur Ahmad illegally received 950 million Naira from PDP without passing through any recognized financial institution, an offence which EFCC argued, contravened several sections of the Money Laundering Act.
Justice Allagoa maintained that a case of prima facie has been established against the three defendants.
Solacebase reports that the case was adjourned to the 18th and 19 of November.
Mr. Shekarau alongside former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali; and Director-General, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign in the North West, Mansur Ahmed, are facing a six-count charge of money laundering and unlawful collection of 950 Naira million from former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
EFCC alleged that the fund was diverted in 2015 from the presidential campaign fund of Goodluck Jonathan in the North West.

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