Jigawa’s Ex- Governor, Sule Lamido remanded in prison

(Last Updated On: May 2, 2017)


By Tinuade Salami


Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Dutse, the state capital of Jigawa State Usman Lamin has on Tuesday ruled that the ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido be remanded in Dutse prison following his alleged statement inciting on supporters ahead of the upcoming local government elections in Jigawa.

Justice Usman said the former governor would remain in prison custody until May 4 when applications for his bail would be decided

In his ruling, Lamin held that he needed time to decide on the application for bail and study the police’s First Investigation Report, FIR, brought as evidence in the case.

Reports say Lamido is standing trial at the court on a four-count charge bordering on disturbance.

The charges against the former governor, according to the court document was contrary to section 114 of the Penal Code, disturbance of public peace and contrary to section 113 of the Penal Code, defamation of character punishable under section 392 of the Penal Code and criminal intimidation punishable under section 397 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, the former governor was on Sunday arrested by the police for allegedly inciting his supporters to violence ahead of the upcoming local government elections in Jigawa.

Following his arrest, Lamido was taken to neighbouring Kano State, where he was kept in police custody.

According to reports from daily post, the ex-governor was however driven to Dutse in the early hours of Tuesday for trial amid heavy security.