The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has, on Thursday, arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources, Barrister Mukhtar Shehu Shagari, for an alleged N500 million fraud.
Mr. Shehu Shagari was arraigned along with Abdullahi Wali, Ibrahim Gidado, Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Ibrahim Milgoma.
The five accused persons were arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo, of the Federal High Court in Sokoto for money laundering.
Barrister Shehu Shagari, CFR was appointed Nigerian Minister of Water Resources in a June 2001 reshuffle of the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was later appointed President of the African Ministerial Council On Water (AMCOW).
Shagari held office until January 2007 when he left to compete for Deputy Governor of Sokoto State.
He was elected Deputy Governor of Sokoto State in April 2007, and after a legal challenge was reelected in May 2008.
Shagari is the nephew of former President Shehu Shagari. He was born in the town of Shagari, Sokoto State in 1956.
He attended Kanta College, Argungu until 1974, and the College of Arts and Science, now the University of Maiduguri (1974–1976).
He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1976–1979) and earned an LLB degree, and the Nigeria Law School (1979–1980), when he was called to the bar.
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