Alleged N1.35bn fraud: Court receives new evidence against Sule Lamido

Alleged N1.35bn fraud: Court receives new evidence against Sule Lamido

- A Federal High Court in Abuja has admitted more documents from EFCC as evidence against Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state

- Others charged alongside him are his two son who are Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido, two companies and one Aminu Wada Abubakar

- The former governor with the help of others was said to have defrauded the state of N1.35 billion

A Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday, April 5, received more documents from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as evidence against Sule Lamido, a former Jigawa state governor, and others charged.

Lamido is on prosecution alongside his two sons who are Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamide, Premium Times reports.

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Others standing trial with him are Aminu Wada Abubakar, and two other companies known as Bamaina Holdings Limited and Speeds International Limited.

It should be recalled that all of them are being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency for defrauding Jigawa state to money running to the tune of N1.35 billion.

Documents presented in court are a subpoena summoning the bank’s representation of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Longi Tupkop, account opening documents for Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd, identification documents of the signatiories, certificate of incorportation of Datata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd, and allotment of shares form from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

Tupkop’s testimony in court shows the details of the transaction made between April 23 and 26, 2013, among which was N35,627,061.85 million, the first transaction.

The testifier said: “On April 3, 2013, the cheques were presented for clearing and the account was debited, but the cheques were returned and the account credited back due to lack of confirmation. On the 26th of April 2013, however, the returned cheques were represented for payment and they were paid.”

The court case was adjourned to May 20, 21 and 22, 2019 for the continuation of trial by the trial judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the trial of Lamido, was adjourned on Thursday, November 22, 2018 by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The adjournment, according to the anti-graft agency, is to enable the prosecution avail the defence with all the necessary documents required for trial.

The statement obtained by Legit.ng shows that Lamido was arraigned alongside two of his sons - Aminu and Mustapha.

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