Shema won’t escape justice – Masari’s aide

Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Muhammad Mashi, has tasked immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, to wait and see if he would not be charged to court if found wanting.


Mashi was reacting to statement credited to former Governor Shema who reportedly challenged his successor, Aminu Masari, to sue him if he did anything wrong, and to avoid “media trial”.

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The statement was signed by Shema’s media aide, Olawale Oluwabusola, in response to revelations at the sitting of commission of inquiry in Katsina State.

But Mashi described the statements credited to Shema as amounting to chasing shadows saying, “Why is he in haste?”

“In any case, there are processes and procedure for dragging someone to court. It is surprising that the former governor being a lawyer is hastily asking Nigerians to beg Governor Masari to take him to court.”

Continuing, Mashi appealed to the former governor to exercise patience noting “if investigations found him wanting, he will surely face prosecution. In which case, it is not Governor Masari who will do that”

“Governor Aminu Bello Masari has never mentioned names as far as the issue of missing funds is concerned. All he has been saying is that monies went missing in the past administration and they must be accounted for.”

Mashi insisted that his boss has no ill feelings against anyone and was not out to witch hunt any body or set of people stressing that the former aide of Ex-governor Shema who testified before the Commission of inquiry gave statements voluntarily without any iota of coercion.



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