Friday, November 15, 2013

NEWS: EFCC Arrests Governor Sule Lamido’s Sons Over Alleged N10bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido's two sons over an alleged N10billion fraud.
 
PremiumTimes reports Aminu and Mustapha  Lamido were arrested Thursday in Kano and flown to Abuja on Friday morning, and are currently being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja by a crack team of detectives.
 
The arrest of the governor's sons, insiders say, is in furtherance of the investigation that commenced
in December 2012 when Aminu Sule Lamido was arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport en route Cairo, Egypt for failure to declare the $50,000 he had on him.
 
Although Aminu has since been prosecuted and convicted by a Federal High Court in Kano, investigation as to how he came by the money exposed a web of money laundering in which billions of naira from Jigawa State government accounts are funnelled into the accounts of companies run by the Jigawa state governor and his two sons, amount over N10billion.