Ex Gov Lamido, Sons Remanded In Prison Till September


A federal court on Thursday ordered the former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha to be remanded in prison custody in Kano till September 28.

The three are currently standing trial on a 28 count charge of breach of trust and fraud.

They are accused among other charges of receiving N1.35 billion as bribe from a government contractor.

The money was allegedly paid into accounts owned by the governor and his sons.



    They were initially due for arraignment on Wednesday, but the case was adjourned till Thursday.

    Presiding judge Evelyn Anyadike ordered that the four accused persons be remanded in a Kano Prison Custody as soon as the EFCC indicated that it did not have the required facilities to accommodate them.

    This was after the defence counsel, Effiong Effiong, had requested that his clients be allowed to stay in the anti-graft agency’s custody pending their arraignment in September.

    Effiong had argued that allowing the clients to stay in any facility other than that of the EFCC was a breach of their fundamental human rights.

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