Commendation Trails Ex-Gov Lamido’s 2 Month Detention

Commendation Trails Ex-Gov Lamido’s 2 Month Detention

The immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Governor Sule Lamido has been having a running battle with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) even before he left power less than 2 months ago.

A move by the ex-governor to hand over the affairs of governance to the secretary of the state government (SSG), Lawan Abdu Babura, a week to inauguration of a new government, further cemented the curiosity of the anti-graft agency.

He will however make a return but on watchful eyes of the EFCC.

Yesterday, news broke out that the EFCC had arrested the former governor and his sons, Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido.

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Hours after his arrest, it was reported that a Federal High Court remanded Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha to Kano prison till September 28, over alleged fraud.

Nigerians from all quarters have been reacting to court’s decision to send Lamido to jail and the response has been largely positive.

See below;

Bello Bilal Sumda, who resides in a Lagos, said: “Justice on point!”

Emeka Okonkwo Jet, who resides in Lagos, applauded the development, saying: “Good”

Kemi Debola, who also resides in Lagos, said: “Matters arising! A corruption free society on sight”


Meanwhile, a former special adviser to the ex-governor on Youth and Student Affairs, Comrade Danjani Umar, has described the arrest of his former boss as political witch-hunt meant to tarnish his image.


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