Police arrest Lamido over alleged inciting statements

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

The former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido was picked by the police at his residence in Sharada, Kano yesterday over the alleged incisive statements he made regarding the local government elections slated for July 1, 2017.

As at the time of filing this report Lamido was at the Zonal Investigation Bureau (ZIB) of the Zone One Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) along Bayero University Road, Kano.

A source close to the police headquarters confirmed that they did not meet any resistance in their attempt to access the Bureau office.

The former governor was alleged to have urged his people to rise up against any arrangements to favour a particular political party in the forthcoming election in the state.

A former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in the then Lamido government was seen with other top functionaries of the Lamido era trying hard to secure the release of their boss.

However, the Special Adviser to Governor Muhammad Badaru Talamiz, Bello Zaki was also sighted at the Police headquarters.

A source close to government disclosed that Lamido’s alleged incisive statements caused embarrassment to the Jigawa State government, stressing that some of his utterances were said to have painted the incumbent governor in bad light, describing them as unprintable.

All efforts to reach the Police spokesman in the zone proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.


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