N1.351b Fraud: Ex-Governor Sule Lamido And Sons Cooling Off Their Heels In Jail

A Federal High Court Judge sitting in Kano State has ordered the former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, two of his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and others be remanded in prison custody for alleged money laundering and misappropriation of public funds, totaling N1.351bn.

Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the FHC on Thursday ordered that Lamido and his two sons, referred to as second and third defendants respectively, would remain in Kano Prison until September 28.

It means father and both sons will complete their Ramadan fast and celebrate the Sallah in the prison.

The ruling followed a 28 count charge levied against the former governor and his sons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission bordering on alleged money laundering and misappropriation of funds.

Justice Anyadike had declined a bail application filed by Sule Okoronma, who appeared for the accused persons, noting that they all pleaded not guilty to the 28 counts instituted against them by the EFCC.

Lamido’s supporters besieged the court premises, carrying placards, chanting solidarity songs while querying, ‘Why Lamido, why Lamido’, as prison officials drove the ex-governor alongside his two sons and five other accused persons to an undisclosed prison in a Toyota Hiace marked PS 584 A.