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Ex-katsina Governor, Wanted By Efcc, Turns Self In

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, (THEWILL) – The immediate past governor of Katsina State, who was two days ago declared wanted over alleged fraud, has surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Shema's spokesperson, Oluwabusola Olawale, while confirming the development, disclosed that his principal arrived at the EFCC headquarters around 9:30 on Friday morning, explaining that the former governor took the step because “he's a law abiding citizen who has absolutely nothing to fear.”

Shema “went to submit himself to the EFCC even though the agency has not been fair to him in handling his case,” Olawale said.

The ex-governor was declared wanted on Wednesday amid allegations that he committed offenses such as “criminal conspiracy, inflation of contract, abuse of office, diversion of funds and embezzlement running into billions of naira”.

The former governor, however, denied the allegations, accusing his successor, Governor Bello Masari of sending the EFCC after him. Olawale had explained that his principal visited the EFCC office on June 28 but “was told to come back later because the officials in charge were on other assignment.”