ex-Jigawa governor’s trial deferred to November

Alhaji Sule LamidoBy EMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE trial of Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa State, will commence next month following its adjournment at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

He is facing prosecution on a 27-count charge alongside his two sons Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido and two others.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned him before Justice Adeniyi Ademola.

Lamido, the People’s Democratic Party member, allegedly abused his position as governor between 2007 and 2015, by awarding contracts to companies where he had interest, using his two sons as front.

The former governor was equally alleged to have collected kickbacks from contractors in the state, with the funds allegedly paid into accounts that were managed by his sons.

Justice Ademola has adjourned the case to November 24 and 25 for further hearing.

CAJ News

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