Federal High Court, Katsina division, today overruled the motion brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking an adjournment of the hearing of motion brought by former Governor Shehu Shema, challenging his current alleged fraud trial at the court.
The EFCC had dragged Shema before the high court for allegedly laundering over five billion Naira belonging to the Katsina State Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program while in office.
The Commission had slammed the former governor with 26 counts bordering on alleged money laundering.
The charges, according to the EFCC were contrary to section 15 (2D) of the Money laundering Prohibition Act of 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same act.
The former Governor consequently instituted a motion challenging his trial at the court as he described it an abuse of court process since a similar case was ongoing at a Katsina State High Court.
Justice Hadiza Shagari fixed hearing of the motion for today.
EFCC counsels were not in court today, although the court was told that the counsel had written an application seeking the adjournment of the hearing of the motion to another date.