By Ebitonye Akpodigha
Former Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr Shema is wanted by the anti-money laundering agency for an alleged fraud amounting to N76 billion.
The EFCC said the suspect failed to honour all invitations sent to him to appear at its office for questioning and that all efforts to locate him have also proved unsuccessful.
According to the anti-graft agency, Mr Shema was need since 2015 to answer questions over the allegations made by the current Governor of the state, Mr Aminu Masari against him.
Mr Masari was said to be displeased with the handover note he received from Mr Shema, which made him to set up a panel to investigate the management of the state’s finances under his predecessor’s administration.
EFCC further disclosed that the former Governor is also wanted for criminal conspiracy, inflation of contracts, abuse of office, diversion of funds and embezzlement.