EFCC Re-arraigns Ex-Jigawa Gov Lamido, Sons Over N1.3bn Fraud

Former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido. Photo Credit: Filed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, to court on a 27-count charge of corruption and money laundering.
The accused are standing trial before Justice Ademola Adeniyi of a Federal High Court in Abuja. The anti-graft commission also arraigned their alleged accomplices Aminu Abubakar, Batholomew Agoha and linked companies through which allegedly committed the fraud.
The companies are Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Bamaina Aluminium Limited and Speeds International Limited.
Lamido was arrested by the EFCC on July 8, 2015 on allegations of siphoning N1.3bn Jigawa State funds, and was arraigned before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of a Federal High Court in Kano the following day.
The case was then transferred to the Federal High Court, Abuja before Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who granted the ex-Gov and his sons bail and adjourned till September 22, 2015.
The case resumed hearing on Tuesday at the Federal High Court, Abuja with charges presented by the EFCC counsel, Chile Okoroma.
However, the accused all pleaded guilty to the charges and Justice Ademola Adeniyi adjourned the case to October 21 and 22 for trial.

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