- Ibrahim Shekarau's hope to attend President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano has been dashed by a Federal High Court in Kano
- Shekarau, a former Kano state governor who is being tried for alleged N950m campaign fraud had applied to attend the rally, but his application was rejected
- The former governor is being tried alongside Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed
An application by ex-minister of education and former governor of Kano state Ibrahim Shekarau to attend President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano has been declined by a Federal High Court in the state.
Daily Trust reports that Shekarau, Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed are being tried over alleged N950m campaign fraud.
Legit.ng gathers that the application was rejected on Thursday, January 31, by Justice Lewis Allogoa, who adjourned sitting till Friday, February 1, for continuation of the trial.
An evidence of receipt of payment, identity documents and letters of statement from the accused persons and bank where the transaction took place were tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Mahmud Tukur.
The EFCC witness was thereafter examined by the prosecution counsel, Samuel Chime.
According to Tukur, N950 million was given to Kano People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He said the fund was part of the N23 billion embezzlement case against a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
The witness said: “The N950m was directed to be given to Kano PDP and the said sum was received by the 2nd and 3rd accused at the Murtala Muhammad way branch of Fidelity Bank in Kano on 26/3/2015, 2 days to the presidential election."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau, was re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court sitting in Kano for alleged money laundering.
Shekarau, who is also a former governor of Kano state, was arraigned alongside a former foreign affairs minister, Aminu Wali and a former commissioner in the state, Mansur Ahmed.
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The ant-graft agency charged the accused persons on a six count charge of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N950,000,000.
One of the charge sheets read: “That Ibrahim Shekarau, Aminu Wali and Ahmed Mansur on or about the 25th of March 2015, within the Kano Division of the Federal High Court retain, took possession and control of the cash sum of N950 million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of an unlawful act of Deizani Allison-Madueke to wit: gratification , commits an offense contrary to Section 15 (1) of the Money Laundering Provision Act 2011(As Amended ) and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act."
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