The Supreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Kaduna, which authorised the trial of ex-governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, on allegation of N11 billion fraud.
Shema, is being tried alongside Sani Makana, Lawal Safana and Ibrahim Dankaba.
Delivering ruling on Friday, Justice Sidi Bage, held that the Constitution empowered the EFCC to prosecute suspects of graft allegations at federal and state levels.
EFCC had arraigned Shema and three others before Justice Maikaita Bako of the state high court for allegedly defrauding the state during his eight years as governor.
The applicants had approached the Supreme Court asking it to set aside the decisions of the lower courts.