EFCC Arrests Former Governor Lamido, Two Sons
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and his two sons over allegations of money laundering.
This arrest is coming two years after the two sons, Aminu and Mustapha Lamido, were initially arrested for the same alleged offences.
They were arrested in Abuja on Tuesday and have been flown to Kano, where they are due to be arraigned in court soon.
spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, said Tuesday that they would be charged to court, but could not give a date for their trial.
“I’m not sure of the exact date but they are in our custody,” he said.
The EFCC is alleging that Lamido connived with his sons to siphon billions of naira belonging to the state government, and that monies belonging to Jigawa state were diverted to companies where the governor and his sons had stakes.
Lamido, who was appointed minister of foreign affairs under the administration of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, governed Jigawa for eight years between May 2007 and May 2015.