In the continuation of the commission of enquiry constituted by Governor Aminu Bello Masari to investigate alleged public fund mismanagement under the previous administration of the state under the leadership of Dr. Ibrahim Shehu Shema sitting, a lot has been deliberated and people appeared before the commission.
Consequently, KATSINA POST has carefully draws 4 important ‘things’ that happened during the sitting.
(1) N11.1bn missing between ministry of Finance and ALGON
Special Adviser to Governor Masari on Budget and Finance, Faruoq Lawan had alleged that N11.1bn was either diverted , missing or pilfered from the coffers of the ministry and that of the state ALGON.
(2) N14.2bn missing from KASROMA
The Managing Director of Katsina State Road Management Agency, Abdul Azeez Mohammed, revealed that when he assumed duty last year, he discovered that a sum of N14.2bn belonging to the agency had either been pilfered, stolen or missing and that he had necessary details to substantiate his claim.
(3) Contrary to what some media reports, Shema’s ADC denied ‘all allegations’ against him
The police ADC to former Governor Shehu Shema, DSP Sheu Mohammed Kokoh, testified before the commission on Tuesday, denying all the allegations levelled against him.
The former ADC denied allegation of collecting N608m from the former ALGON officials in the state.
He asked the Special Adviser to Governor Masari on Budget and Finance, Faruoq Lawan, who made the allegation in the memo presented before the commission on the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, to show document that he did collect the money.
(4) Commission’s sitting adjourned till 26/10/16
The Commission’s lead counsel, Hassan Liman (SAN) had sought for the adjournment of full hearing on Mohammed’s memo till 26/10/16, the request not objected to by other counsel and which the chairman, Justice Muhammed Sirajo, consented to.