A member of the House of Representatives and retired police officer is battling to save his name as an anti-graft body has declared him wanted.
Shehu Mohammed is wanted for alleged fraud.
Shehu Mohammed represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse federal constituency of Kebbi state.
As a Superintendent of Police, Mohammed was the Aide decamp to former Governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema.
Mr. Mohammed is being investigated by the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission for allegedly committing fraud in his capacity as a former ADC.
Mr. Mohammed had appeared before the Katsina State Commission of Enquiry set up by Mr Shema’s successor, Bello Masari, to probe past administrations in the state.
During one of his appearances, Mr.Mohammed told the Commission how he shared N680 million among security chiefs as allowances and logistics for the 2015 elections.
The lawmaker is now battling to save his name over alleged fraudulent acquisition of properties before the ICPC.
He is also accused of having used his position to confer undue advantage on himself while serving as ADC to a former Governor of Katsina state.
The lawmaker had been in and out of ICPC’s custody before December 12, when the anti-graft body declared him wanted.
A statement by the Commission’s Spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, read in part
“HONOURABLE SHEHU KOKO MOHAMMED IS HEREBY DECLARED WANTED BY THE ICPC FOR HIS FAILURE TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COMMISSION FOR AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION AGAINST HIM”.
Barely 24 hours after, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, intervened and assured the Commission the legislator would honour its invitation.
On the first working day after Mr. Speaker’s intervention, TVC News was at the ICPC Headquarters in Abuja to see if the lawmaker would turn up on Monday.
The ICPC Spokesperson did not respond to several calls put across to her phone lines for clarification just as the legislator’s phone line was switched off when TVC News called.
At the National Assembly, the Chief Whip of the House spoke on why the Speaker had to intervene.
He insisted the 41 year old lawmaker remains innocent until proven otherwise by a competent court of jurisdiction
According to the ICPC, the lawmaker was declared wanted after he allegedly failed to perfect his bail conditions after being granted administrative bail.