The Courtroom of Enchantment, Kano Division, has reserved judgement in an interlocutory enchantment filed by a former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau difficult the ruling of the Federal Excessive courtroom Kano which upheld that EFCC has a case in a N950 million election cash linked to him and others.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC has established a prima facie case of alleged cash laundering to the tune of 950 million Naira in opposition to the previous Governor and former minister of international Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali within the Kano Federal Excessive Courtroom.
Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau was alongside former minister of international Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Bashir wali and engineer Mansur Ahmad appealed in opposition to the ruling of Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal Excessive courtroom Kano which overruled no case submission of the three defendants and ordered them to open their protection.
The Courtroom upheld that the counsel to EFCC established a prima facie case of alleged cash laundering to the tune of N950 million in opposition to the three defendants.
Towards this background, Mallam Shekarau and two different defendants appealed in opposition to the ruling of Justice Allagoa which was delivered on the 23 September, 2019.
When the matter resumed immediately earlier than the courtroom of Enchantment, Kano Division, counsel to the appellants, Barrister Adamu Fagge argued that there was no case of cash laundering, stressing that Aminu wali obtained the cash by a monetary establishment.
He prayed the courtroom to dismiss the ruling of the Federal Excessive courtroom Kano in his submission within the level of legislation.
Nonetheless, Counsel to EFCC, Barr C.O Ugoh mentioned there have been irregularities within the transaction between the financial institution and the Aminu Wali, stating that due course of was not noticed, urging the courtroom to dismiss the enchantment and affirm the ruling of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Kano.
It may very well be recalled that Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau was arraigned alongside Aminu Bashir wali and Mansur Ahmad on Could 24, 2018 for allegedly amassing the sum of N950 million Naira from the Minister of Petroleum Assets, Deizani Alison Maduekwe to distribute to PDP members in Kano in the course of the 2015 presidential election.