Criminals and Vagabonds: EFCC Raids Ex-Governor of Jigawa and His Sons
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, yesterday, arrested immediate past
Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido with his two sons over graft allegations.
learnt that the former governor and his two sons- Aminu and Mustapha-were
picked up in Abuja on Tuesday and taken to Kano where they are expected to be
arraigned today before the Federal High Court there.
in EFCC said that the governor and his sons would be charged with a-24-count
charge bordering on money laundering and related offences.
commission claims Lamido used his sons to transfer state funds into companies
in which they had interest and also received kickback to the tune of N1.3
billion from a local road building company, but did not say the job was not
spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest and movement of Lamido and his
sons to Kano but did not disclose why they were moved to Kano and not Jigawa
where the alleged offence took place.
ago Lamido had to cut short his overseas vacation to honour EFCC invitation
over the same case.
reported to the EFCC agents who questioned him on what he knew about the
alleged fraud while in office. Lamido, however, denied allegations that he
pilfered state funds and was granted administrative bail.