Why We Arrested Former Jigawa Governor, Lamido – Police

Kano State Police Command has explained the circumstances surrounding the arrest of former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, in Kano, Sunday morning.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Samba Sokoto, said Lamido’ arrest came following inciting statements he made against government of Jigawa which they saw as capable of inciting violence.
By inciting people against government, Sokoto said, Lamido breached Section 114 of the penal code.
He said investigations are ongoing and that Lamido would be charged to court at the end of the investigations.
He said a petition was received by the police on April 27 from the Jigawa State government against the former Governor, who was accused of asking his supporters to resort to violence if the July 1 local government elections did not go their way.
The police spokesperson said Kayode Aderanti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Kano Zone One, promised to be just in the conduct of the investigations.
Lamido, who was arrested at his Sharada Kano home on Sunday morning, was whisked away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano, it was learnt.
Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha and one Aminu Wada Abubakar are currently on trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a 28-count charge of corruption and money laundering brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) .
They were arraigned alongside four companies where the Lamidos are believed to have interest. The companies are Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamiana Company Nigeria Limited, Bamaina Aluminum Limited and Speeds International Limited.
Lamido is said to have abused his position as Governor of Jigawa State between 2007 and 2015, by awarding contracts to companies where he has interest, using his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, as front.

Author: News Editor

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