Former Jigawa Governor Sule Lamido Remanded in Prison

A Jigawa Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday remanded the immediate past governor of the state, Sule Lamido in prison till May 4, for alleged incitement.

Chief Magistrate Muhammad Lamin refused the accused bail and adjourned the case till May 4, for the continuation of the case.

Lamido is standing trial on a four-count charge of inciting public disturbance, defamation of character, criminal intimidation and disturbance of public peace.

The offences contravened sections 113, 114, 392 and 394 of the Penal Code.
His counsels Yakubu Ruba and Felix Jones said that the offences were bailable and wondered why the court did not grant the accused bail.
Lamido was arrested by the police in Kano on Sunday for the offences.

The former governor was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls.

Lamido’s arrest may be connected with a programme aired on one of the Kano local radio stations.

Lamido was alleged to have directed his supporters, during the programme, to ensure that they win the local governments elections by all means.

The former governor was said to have been arrested at his Sharada Kano residence in the early hours of Sunday by the Zonal Investigative Bureau unit of Zone 1 Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano.
 

Kayode Aderanti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, has said that Lamido will remain in their custody for further investigation.

Aderanti, who, spoke through the Public Relations Officer, Zone 1, DSP Sambo Sokoto disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

According to him, the former Governor ‘honourably’ presented himself before the Police after an invitation was sent to him to answer questions.

“The invitation was as a result of a complaint we received from the Jigawa State Government on April 27, following an inciting statements alleged to have been made on a local radio by Lamido. The Jigawa State Government alleged that the former Governor called on his supporters in the state to stop the conduct of the upcoming local council polls in the state by all means,” he said.

According to him, the statement made by Lamido was capable of breaching the Public peace.

He said it is a public offence which is contrary to section 114 of the Penal code of Nigeria.

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