- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its team is experiencing security difficulty in the handling of the case against Shekarau
- Ibrahim Shekarau is currently facing allegations involving a N950 million campaign fund scam
- The agency explains its ordeals to the court in Kano
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly demanded that the trial of Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano be transferred out of the state, the alleged original jurisdiction of the court for security reasons.
Shekarau was named in a N950 million campaign fund scam.
Daily Trust reports that the EFCC claimed the trial team had been facing security difficulties since the last court trial date.
The report said that when the case resumed on Tuesday, June 26, the EFCC counsel Jonson Ojogbane said: “After we left the court during the last sitting, we found ourselves in a very difficult situation before we move out of this court.
“Even at our office, we could not leave our office until after we released Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the first defendant.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that at the Kano state office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) there was commotion recently as supporters of Ibrahim Shekarau attempted to block his rescheduled visit to the office.
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It was gathered that a witness said hundreds of supporters of the former education minister thronged the Hajj Camp Road office of the anti-graft agency to protest what they called “persecution” by the agency.
Another report said recently Malam Ibrahim Shekarau declared his interest in contesting for the presidency in the 2019 general elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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