EFCC moves Lamido, sons to Abuja

Former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and other accused persons in the money laundering case have been transferred from a Kano prison to an Abuja prison, where they will be remanded until the hearing of their bail application.

Lamido, alongside his two sons, and one Abubakar Wada are standing trial on a 28 counts of money laundering and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.3bn.

The accused persons were last week Tuesday arrested in Abuja by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and transferred to Kano where they were arraigned before a Federal High Court on Thursday.

Jutice Evelyn Anyadike ordered Lamido, his two sons and other accused persons to be reminded in Kano prison until September 28 after the EFCC said it did not have the facilities to accommodate accused persons in Kano.

Lamido’s bail application, it was learnt, could be heard by a vacation judge in Abuja, which may grant him the opportunity not to spend the Sallah celebration in prison.

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