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Alleged N10.8bn fraud: Ex-gov Shema, others get N1bn bail

A Katsina State High Court, on Tuesday, granted a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, bail in the sum of N1bn with one surety in like sum over allegations that the ex-governor and others embezzled N11bn.

Shema and three others are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged graft.

The others, standing trial before the court in connection with the allegations, are a former state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sani Makana; a former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Lawal Safana; and a former state Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Lawal Dankaba.

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