Just in: Former PDP presidential aspirant Sule Lamido, his sons ask court to release their int'l passports

Just in: Former PDP presidential aspirant Sule Lamido, his sons ask court to release their int'l passports

Former governor of Jigawa state and former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, his sons and three others have filed an application requesting court to release their international passports.

Legit.ng gathers that TransparencIT Nigeria made the disclosure on its Twitter page on Monday, April 8.

According to TransparencIT Nigeria, the court earlier admitted in evidence bank statement of accounts as exhibits against the defendants in ₦1.35bn fraud trial.

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Legit.ng previously reported that 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 identified as Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamide.

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 included 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 incorporation of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Ltd, and allotment of shares form from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

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

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