Fraud: EFCC arrests ex-Governor Lamido, and sons


Lamido1Embattled former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N1.3 billion fraud.

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told our correspondent that the trio were taken into custody in Abuja, but would be arraigned in Kano.

“Yes, we have the former governor and his two sons in custody. They were taken in today (yesterday) in preparation for their arraignment. They were taken in Abuja, but we will take them to Kano State where they are expected to be arraigned today.

He said the papers were being filed. The trio had been having issues with the EFCC since November 2013. Which led to the arrest of the two sons.

The former governor could not be arrested then because of immunity.

On June 15, 2015, the former governor turned himself in at the Abuja office of EFCC. He was interrogated for several hours by the operatives. He was released and told to return at a later date for further interrogation.

Although Lamido had repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or using his office to siphon the resources of the state, the EFCC, however, had always maintained that he and his two sons had questions to answer. -The Sun


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