Former Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Rufai Sani is set to faceÂ trial for alleged mismanagement of N1billion loan meant for theÂ repair of Gusau Dam in 2006.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related OffencesÂ Commission (ICPC) has filed 19 charges against the ex-governorÂ in the High Court of Zamfara State. Sani left office about nineÂ years ago.
He will be tried along with three others â€” Alhaji Hashim A. Dikko,Â Development Management Limited and HAD Nigeria Limited.Â About N425, 491,736.75 of the N1billion was allegedly diverted toÂ other purposes, including assistance to the Independent NationalÂ Electoral Commission (INEC), furniture allowance, consultancy fee,Â Ramadan feeding, Hajj and purchase of cars.
Investigation revealed that only N574, 508,263.25 was purportedlyÂ utilized for flood disaster related matters.
Sani, a leading advocate of Sharia law whose administrationÂ amputated a cow thief, Buba Jangebe, Sani will be tried under theÂ common law.
If convicted, he is liable to a five years imprisonment without anÂ option of fine.