Ibrahim Shema, the former governor of Katsina state has been declared wanted by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Shema ruled the state for eight years on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The spokesman for the agency, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement.
“The public is hereby notified that Ibrahim Shema, a former governor of katsina state, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, inflation of contract, abuse of office, diversion of funds, and embezzlement running into billions of naira,” the statement read.
“The former governor ignored several invitations by the commission since December 1, 2015 when he was first summoned by the agency.
“All efforts to locate him at his known address in Abuja and Katsina were futile. The 59-year-old hails from Dutse-enma local government area of Katsina state.
“Anybody having useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the commission or report to the nearest police station.”
Shema, was first elected governor of Katsina state in 2007.