A Zaria-based lawyer, Adamu Mohammed Alangade, yesterday told an Upper Shari’a Court that the former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Muktar Ramalan Yero embezzled over N40 billion ecological funds.
The court sitting in GRA, Zaria also heard that Yero had during his tenure as governor of Kaduna state received N1 billion monthly as internally generated revenue, but the regime has nothing to show for it.
The lawyer prayed the court to make Yero explain how he expended the ecological fund, internally generated revenue and federal allocation.
However, counsel to the former governor, Mohammed Mohammed argued that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain the case, saying the suit is a mere attempt to crave popularity.
Having heard the arguments, Justice Muhammad Aminu Jumare adjoined the case to April 26, 2016 for ruling.