EFCC to charge Lamido’s sons with fraud

Sule Lamido
Ex-Gov. Lamido of Jigawa

There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may charge the two sons of the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido arrested at the weekend in Kano to court for fraud.

Aminu and Mustapha Lamido were flown to Abuja in the early hours of Friday by the operatives of the commission after their arrest in Kano on Thursday.

Sources say the anti-graft agency is already perfecting the strategies to establish a full-proof charges of fraud involving billions of naira belonging to the people of Jigawa State against the two brothers.

It was learnt that the EFCC traced about N10bn to the accounts of companies of which the governor and his two sons were alleged to be directors and signatories. The alleged transactions took place between 2007 and now.

On Monday, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the commission was still grilling the suspects, because operatives involved in the investigation were not yet through with them.

“They are still with us; they are with us because they are still being interrogated,” Uwujaren said.

Investigation however revealed that the commission was making painstaking efforts to ensure proper investigation and to charge the suspect to court if culpability was established against them.

A source at the commission, who confided in our correspondent said that the commission would take the suspects to court as soon as they have evidence that could stand the test of the court.

“You see, the commission is conducting a holistic investigation into this issue.

“If those conducting the investigating do it hurriedly, and the matter gets struck out in the court, Nigerians will say that the EFCC is doing a shoddy job.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.