Katsina State government on Monday withdrew a case of financial misappropriation of N11 billion instituted before the state high court against the former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema.
The funds were said to be misappropriated from the coffers of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state while Shema was governor.
The governor is facing another case of misappropriated N5.7billion Sure-P funds instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Daily Trust reports that the state government in 2016 filed the case against Shema and one other.
Giving reasons for the withdrawal of the case, the Director of Public Prosecution, Katsina State Ministry of Justice, Abdulrahman Umar, said the state attorney general and commissioner for justice exercised the powers vested on her by section 211 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) to discontinue the case.
“The attorney-general exercised that power, we went with it under her hand and the court gladly accepted that position of the attorney general to discontinue the case and the effect of it is that the two defendants, that is the former governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema as well as Lawal Dankaba, were discharged from all charges against them,” he said.