Ex-Governor, sons to be imprisoned till September 28

The case against Lamido and his sons was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which accused them of receiving a kickback of N1.35 billion from a government contractor.

Former Jigawa state governor Sule Lamido

A court in Kano has ordered that former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, be held in prison custody till September 28, 2015, following fraud charges brought against them.

The case against Lamido and his sons was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which accused them of receiving a kickback of N1.35 billion from a government contractor.

The accused persons were arraigned on Thursday, July 9, before a federal court in Kano.

The Lamidos were originally due to be charged in Wednesday but the matter was delayed after they reportedly missed their flight from Abuja.

The EFCC has also arrested former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako and his son, Abdulaziz.

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