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Ex-governor Lamido, sons, others to face N712 million fraud trial

The EFCC is alleging that the former governor awarded contracts to companies where he was an interested party, using his two sons as fronts.

• September 19, 2022
Sule Lamido
Sule Lamido

Former governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa, his two sons Aminu and Mustapha, Aminu Wada Abubakar, Bamaina Holdings Limited and Speed International Limited are to stand trial for alleged fraud. 

Mr Lamido’s no-case submission was dismissed by the court presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja. 

He made this move after being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 37-count amended charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of N712 million. 

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujuaren, on Monday, said the agency earlier arraigned the former governor alongside the other accused for abusing his office as Jigawa governor between 2007 to 2015. 

The anti-graft agency is alleging that the former governor awarded contracts to companies where he was an interested party, using his two sons as fronts. 

He has been, therefore, informed to open his defence on November 08th to 11th, 2022.

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