Lamido, 2 sons get bail

Former Governor of Jigawa State,Sule Lamido(left) disscussing with Security Personnels as he and his two sons were Charged to the federal high court for alledged Money Laundery in Abuja today 14/07/15.Photo Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido(left) discussing with security personnel in court today  PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, granted bail, on self-recognition, to former ‎Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa‎ and his two sons charged with money laundering.

Lamido, his sons, Mustapha and Aminu, and one Abubakar Wada, were arraigned on a 24-count charge of laundering N1.35billion belonging to the State when he was governor.

They were initially arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Kano, who remanded them in prison without hearing their application for bail.

The application for bail was transferred to Abuja for determination.

Ruling on it, Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered Lamido to surrender all his travelling documents to the court’s Deputy Chief Registrar.

Kolawole also granted bail to Mustapha and Aminu, and their alleged accomplice, Wada, each in the sum of N25 million and two sureties.

The court also ordered that of the two sureties for each accused, one must be a civil servant not below grade level 16.

The judge also ordered that if one of the sureties is into private business, he must show evidence of tax payment in the last three years and deposit his passport photograph with the court.

EFCC specifically accused Lamido of collecting kickbacks from contractors in the state, with the funds allegedly paid into accounts that were managed by his sons.

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3 Comments
  • agbobu

    AND THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OPTION TO THE MASSES, IS TO NAME, EXPOSE, SHAME AND PUNISH VERY SEVERELY ALL CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICERS, PAST AND PRESENT. THE OTHER THING WORTH CONSIDERING IS TO MAKE DEATH BY FIRING SQUAD OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT PAROLE AS PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE FOUND GUILTY OF CORRUPTION AFTER VERY DUE, VERIFIABLE LEGAL PROCESSES. DO THIS AND CORRUPTION WILL BE HISTORY IN NIGERIA AND HISTORY AND POSTERITY WILL BE VERY KIND TO YOU AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION.

    • The honest speaker

      That’s true.. cause how can they set a bail for just 25 million when this people are acused of 1.2 billion what sort of justice system are we running in this nation .. and that amount they are accused of am sure is just a slice out of the actual amount they have stolen

  • Eze Epraim

    IS like the judge is his friend who knows?

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