N1.3BN Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arrests Ex-Governor Of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, 2 Sons To Kano For Trial

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Tuesday, arrested immediate past Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido along with his two sons over graft allegations.
Vanguard 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.

A source in EFCC said that the governor and his sons would be charged with a-24-count charge bordering on money laundering and related offences.
The 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 done.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrested and movement of the Lamido and sons to Kano but did not why they were moved to Kano and not Jigawa where the alleged offence took place.

Two weeks ago Lamido had to cut short his overseas vacation to honour EFCC invitation over the same case.
He had reported to the EFCC agents who questioned him on what he knew about the alleged fraud carried out while in office and he denied allegations he pilfered state funds and was granted administrative bail by the anti-graft agency.

A source close to the former governor confirmed to Vanguard last night that Lamido had assembled his legal team to defend him confident that he had not committed any offence to warrant being persecuted.

A former Minister of Mines and Steel, who is a leading legal practitioner was on the side of the former governor at the time he reported to the EFCC and may lead the team of prominent lawyers to defend Lamido and his sons.

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beneno at 7-07-2015 10:02PM (4 years ago)
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chealseafc at 7-07-2015 10:19PM (4 years ago)
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see change.
robertedo3 at 8-07-2015 03:39AM (4 years ago)
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He  will be set free like orhers   Soon  the  law  favors  the rich in nig  i see this mata  as  anotherr  noise  from  efcc
papadip at 8-07-2015 04:28AM (4 years ago)
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There will be no justice.
Wysetots at 8-07-2015 05:44AM (4 years ago)
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EFCC only does gra gra for people without political affiliations.

These guys will not only be bailed.....but acquited of all charges.
PoliticxGuru at 8-07-2015 07:05AM (4 years ago)
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wasted generation
PoliticxGuru at 8-07-2015 07:05AM (4 years ago)
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wat a wasted generation
edpete at 8-07-2015 10:15AM (4 years ago)
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Let's wait and see
ngfineface at 8-07-2015 10:17AM (4 years ago)
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So Aboki sef dey do dis kin tin? Na wa oooo
royalsam450 at 8-07-2015 10:35AM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: ngfineface on  8-07-2015 10:17AM
So Aboki sef dey do dis kin tin? Na wa oooo

Are u ok or u want me to cause u
echeeche at 8-07-2015 05:18PM (4 years ago)
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we are waiting to see how it goes
Teganto at 8-07-2015 07:06PM (4 years ago)
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na so we go go deeeyyy?
elchymo at 14-08-2015 08:27PM (4 years ago)
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emma4love3 at 1-04-2016 10:47AM (4 years ago)
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ok we are watching