Thursday, July 09, 2015

Breaking! Lamido & Sons To Be Remanded In Kano Prison For Two Months

A federal court has ordered former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, accused of fraud, to be remanded in prison custody in Kano from now till September 28.

The former governor was arraigned today alongside his children for receiving N1.35 billion kickback from a government contractor. The money was paid into accounts controlled by the governor and his sons.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, accused the trio of money laundering, amongst other charges. They were due for arraignment yesterday, 8th of July, 2015, but the court appearance was rescheduled to Thursday, 9th of July, 2015. They are expected to remain in prison till September 28 according to the court order.

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