The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
has arrested a former Governor of Jigawa State,
Alhaji Sule Lamido, for alleged money laundering-
Investigations revealed that operatives of the anti-
graft agency picked up the former governor and
his two sons, Mustapha and Aminu in Abuja.
It was gathered that the anti-graft agency picked
up the governor and his sons in the early hours of
It was learnt that the EFCC leadership ordered a
crack team of detectives to fly them to Kano by
2.30 pm preparatory to their arraignment for
alleged fraud running into billions of naira.
The source said, “The former Governor of Jigawa
State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, and his two sons,
Mustapha and Aminu, were arrested this morning
by operatives of the commission.
“They were actually arrested very early this
morning, they were with us for hours before they
were flown to Kano for possible arraignment on
“They left Abuja Airport around 2.30pm. It is most
likely that they would be arraigned tomorrow
(Wednesday), that I can tell you.”
The EFCC had arrested the two sons of the
governor in November 2015, over alleged
misappropriation of billions of naira belonging to the
Jigawa State Government.
Operatives of the commission investigating Lamido
and his sons alleged that billions of naira belonging
to the state government was traced into the
accounts of companies owned and run by the
governor and his two sons.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr.
Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of the
former governor and two of his sons to our
correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday.
He said, “I can confirm to you that the former
Governor of Jigawa a State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and
his two sons are with the commission.”
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