Sule Lamido was arrested in his Kano home and taken to the Zone 1 police command on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
The Kano police command’s spokesman, Samba Sokoto said Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting violence.
According to Premium Times, Sokoto said “The offence is contrary to Section 114 of the penal code.”
He also added that “ Mr. Lamido would be charged to court at the end of the investigations.”
Reports say Lamido allegedly told his followers to cause violence if they don’t win the upcoming July 1, 2017 local government election.
According to Premium Times, Lamido allegedly said “Before the election I will make every one of you swear with his life to protect our cause. No matter what, I will not listen to you for complaining. All I want is to come for your bail in the police station breaking another person’s head or you fought someone because the administration belongs to mad people.”
Sule Lamido was arrested in his Kano home on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Meanwhile, some of Lamido's political associates have said that the former Governor is being victimised because he is a member of the opposition.