8 July 2015

Nigeria: EFCC Rearrests Ex-Gov Lamido, Sons, Arraigns Them Today

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Former governor of Adamawa Murtala Nyako.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, rearrested the immediate past governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, over alleged N1.3 billion fraud.

The trio were however immediately whisked to Kano where they will appear in court today.

The former governor was spotted wearing a light blue kaftan while one of his sons was on trouser and Tee shirt at the time of arrest.

Recall that in November 2013, Aminu and his brother, Mustapha, were arrested in Kano and flown to Abuja over same allegation.

Whereas the former governor still enjoyed immunity as at the time his sons were quizzed by the commission, he submitted himself to the EFCC last month after he left office.

They are being accused of using their positions to siphon Jigawa State's funds.

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