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EFCC arrests ex-governor Lamido, two sons

EFCC arrests ex-governor Lamido, two sons
July 07
22:42 2015

Two years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the sons of Sule Lamido, the immediate past governor of Jigawa state, over allegations of money laundering, the commission has re-arrested the duo as well as the ex-governor.

Aminu and Mustapha, sons of the ex-governor, were arrested in Abuja on Tuesday and have been flown to Kano, where they are due to be arraigned in court soon.

Wilson Uwajaren, spokesman of the commission, confirmed this to TheCable late Tuesday but said he did not yet know the date of their court trial.

“I’m not sure of the exact date but they are in our custody,” he said.

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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.

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1 Comment

  1. nationalist
    nationalist July 08, 03:54

    Your comment..Nigerians are tired of hearing of arrest by EFCC. We are interested in recovery of the stolen or looted money and imprisonment or execution of the pepertrators and not arrest and attendant long term legal battle. Buhari should please bring Nuhu Rubado back to head EFCC.

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