How Ex-Gov Shema Sold N400m Worth Of Katsina Vehicles To Himself As Scrap – Masari

Aminu Bello MasariGovernor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Friday said his predecessor, Ibrahim Shema, sold to himself, state vehicles worth N400 million at the twilight of his administration.
Speaking with newsmen in Katsina, Masari alleged that the state vehicles, which were just one year old, were sold off at scrap value of N3 million each.
“Can you imagine a car of N78 million bought in 2014 was sold for just N3 million, another N10 million vehicle for N990,000. This is disturbing”, he said.
Gov. Masari said all the sold off vehicles were less than two years old but were sold at 90 per cent depreciation value.
He further claimed that when the Shema administration realized its tenure was winding down, it embarked on financial recklessness for which the state is now facing the negative consequences.
Aside vehicles, the governor alleged that his predecessor and cronies personalised several government houses and property in Kaduna and Abuja, adding that “we have so many of them, we are just taking our time and we shall soon make them public”.
Governor Masari said “several elders and elites of the state had tried to mediate between us but to no avail as the present government insists that all funds missing should be refunded while the former government is maintaining its position that it did nothing wrong”.