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EFCC arrests Lamido, sons over fraud allegations

07/07/2015 21:50

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Tuesday, July 7, 2015 arrested immediate past Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido along with his two sons over fraud allegations.


The former governor and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, were reportedly picked up in Abuja and taken to Kano where they are expected to be arraigned on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 before Federal High Court Kano.


It was gathered that the governor and his sons would be charged with a-24-count charge bordering on money laundering and related offences.


Lamido is alleged to have used his sons to transfer state funds into companies in which they had interest and also received kickback to the tune of N1.3 billion from a local road building company, but did not say the job was not done.


Lamido had only two weeks ago cut short his overseas vacation to honour the anti-graft agency's invitation over the same case.


He had reported to the EFCC agents who questioned him on what he knew about the alleged fraud while in office. Lamido, however, denied allegations that he pilfered state funds and was granted administrative bail.



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