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EFCC quizzes ex-Gov Shema’s aides, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials yesterday in Katsina met with key serving government officials and former aides of the former governor of…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials yesterday in Katsina met with key serving government officials and former aides of the former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema and former local government chairmen, among others.
Daily Trust gathered that the commission had opened investigation since June last year into financial dealings of the  Shema government following complaints raised by the new APC administration.
Those that appeared at the conference room of the Office of the Secretary to the Government, venue of the meeting and interrogation include former special advisers, heads of government agencies, departments and ministries who served the former government alongside some serving high government officials.
The incumbent Governor Aminu Masari’s administration had vowed to recover all funds allegedly stolen by the past administration amounting to about N47 billion. A white paper report had recommended the recovery of about N33 billion from individuals who served under the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, N1 billion from the State Universal Basic Education, N850 million from the Department of Girl Child Education and N4 billion from the state road maintenance agency, KASROMA.
The Commissioner for Information, Hamza Brodo, confirmed the on-going investigation, adding that operatives of the EFCC were in the state, meeting with people fingered in the corruption perpetuated by the former administration.

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