On Shekarau and two others, court rules that they have a case to answer. Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 told the former governor of Kano State and serving senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau that he has case to answer in the N950,000,000 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) fraud allegation against him and two others.
The two others are: Aminu Bashir Wali and Mansur Ahmed. They were arraigned on the 24th of May, 2018 for allegedly collecting the sum from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke for the purpose of influencing 2015 general election.
Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge against them thereby setting the stage for trial.
In the course of trial, the prosecution called four witnesses and closed its case on May 8, 2019.
Subsequently, the defendants through their counsels filed a no-case submission and moved same on July 2, 2019.
The matter was then adjourned to today September 23, 2019, for ruling on the no-case submission.
In a brief ruling today, Justice Allagoa dismissed the no-case submission and called the defendants to open their defense.