Alhaji Mahdi Shehu Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Katsina whistleblower Mahdi Shehu Biography

Alhaji Mahdi Shehu is a Nigerian business mogul, medical practitioners and activist. He is responsible for the petition against Katsina State government for allegedly mismanagement of funds. He is often times referred to as the Katsina whistleblower. Alhaji Mahdi Shehu was born in 1958 In Kastina State.

Mahdi Shehu Profile


Mahdi Shehu

Real Name

Alhaji Mahdi Shehu

Date of Birth



62 years (2020)

State of Origin

Kastina, Nigeria


Medical Doctor



Known for

Katsina whistleblower

Net Worth


Educational Background

Alhaji Mahdi Shehu obtained an MBBS from Ahmadu Bello University in 1978.

In 1983, He obtained an MSc in Community Health in Developing countries from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

Katsina whistleblower Mahdi Shehu Education


Alhaji Mahdi Shehu worked as the Zonal Primary Health Care Coordinator at the Federal Ministry of Health from 1987 to 1992.

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He worked with the Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) till 2007 when he retired from the Nigerian civil service.

Katsina whistleblower Mahdi Shehu Business and Career

In 2011, he became a consultant for the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (OSSAP-MDGs).

Alhaji Mahdi Shehu is the CEO/Chairman of Dialogue Group of Companies.


Katsina whistleblower Mahdi Shehu Arrest

In November 2020, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu was arrested on order of the Inspector General of Police for defamation after he accused the Kastina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari; Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Alh. Mustapha Inuwa; other top government officials and contractors, working with the State Government of allegedly misappropriation of funds.

He was released after a Federal High Court in Abuja declared the arrest of Alhaji Shehu unconstitutional. The court further requested that Alhaji Shehu be paid N5 million compensation.

In February 2021, Alhaji Shehu was rearrested by the Nigeria. police despite not paying the N5million compensation.

Mahdi Shehu has accused the government of planning to assassinate him for exposing alleged misappropriation of funds

In March 2021, Mahdi Shehu was granted bail by the Federal High Court in Kano.

Personal Life

Katsina whistleblower Mahdi Shehu Wife

Alhaji Mahdi Shehu is married with children. He is a Muslim.


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