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Lamido not Signatory to Speeds International Motors Ltd – Witness



A  prosecuting witness, the compliance officer of Access Bank, Kehinde Aberuagba told a Federal High Court in Abuja, Thursday that the former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido is signatory to an account of a company, which is being investigated for allegedly used by the former Govetnor to siphon state money.

 This is as the court asked the prosecution counsel to produce the bank opening search report of former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido’s company.

 Justice Adeniyi Ademola directed the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chile Okoroma to produce the Access Bank Plc search report for Speed International Ltd which account Lamido is a signatory.

 The Compliance Officer, Aberuagba testified that Lamido is a signatory to the company but not the sister company, Speeds International Motors Ltd. But he listed Lamido’s sons: Mustapha and Aminu as signatories to the account.

Under cross examination by defence counsel, Joe Agi (SAN), Aberuagba said search was done on the account but he could not find them in the proof of evidence before the court.

 Lamido was arraigned along with his two sons: Aminu and Mustapha and former aide Wada Abubakar on a 28 count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering valued at N1.351 billion. 

The former Governor was alleged to have received bribe to the tune of N1.351 billion from a contractor with the state government through bank accounts he controls with his sons.

Justice Ademola has adjourned the case to Frifay for hearing.


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