Former Jigawa Governor Sule Lamido Arraigned Before Magistrate, Granted Bail

Sule Lamido
Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido attends the People's Democratic Party (PDP) convention held in Abuja in January 13, 2011. Governor Sule Lamido , one of the rebellious powerful state governors of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party refuted his cross-carpeting to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) following unresolved differences with the hierarchy of the party on December 26. Nigeria's ruling party said that it was unfazed by the defection of powerful state governors to the main opposition, despite it tipping the balance of power in the run-up to elections in 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Former Jigawa state governor, Mr Sule Lamido who was recently arrested by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) was on Thursday granted bail by a Dutse magistrate court in the state capital.

The former governor was arrested by the police for allegedly inciting his supporters to disrupt local government elections being organised by the current administration of Governor Muhammad Badaru.

He was arraigned on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty but could not immediately secure bail.

Lamido, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was governor of the state between 2007 and 2015.

He briefly indicated interest in contesting for the presidency in the 2015 general elections before the PDP chose former President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s consensus candidate.

According to The Sun, the former Jigawa state governor was granted bail by the presiding magistrate on Thursday.

Mr Sule Lamido and 2 of his sons were also arrested and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2015 for money laundering.


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