Ibrahim Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina State, who was declared wanted on Wednesday for alleged fraud, has turned himself him to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his spokesperson told Premium Times Friday.
Oluwabusola Olawale said Mr. Shema arrived at the EFCC headquarters around 9:30 a.m. Friday, two days after he was declared wanted by the anti-graft agency.
It is not immediately clear if Mr. Shema turned himself in to authorities in company of his lawyers, but Mr. Olawale said his principal took the step because “he’s a law abiding citizen who has absolutely nothing to fear.”
Mr. Shema “went to submit himself to the EFCC even though the agency has not been fair to him in handling his case,” Mr. Olawale said.
The ex-governor was declared wanted on Thursday night amid allegations that he committed offenses such as “criminal conspiracy, inflation of contract, abuse of office, diversion of funds and embezzlement running into billions of naira”.
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