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“Why we arrested ex-gov Lamido” – Nigerian police responds

The Kano state police command has issued an official statement on the arrest of a former governor of Jigawa state, Mr. Sule Lamido on Sunday in Kano.

Police spokesperson, Mr. Samba Sokoto gave an official reason for the arrest, stating that the former governor was arrested for making statements capable of inciting violence. Sokoto added that Lamido’s offense was contrary to section 114 of the penal code. He revealed that investigations were ongoing and that Lamido will be charged to court soon.

Politics Nigeria learned that the police launched an investigation into Lamido’s affairs after a petition was received from the Jigawa state government against the former governor on April 27th. The petition accused Lamido of asking his supporters to resort to violence if the July 1 LG elections did not favor them.

Sokoto also stated that the AIG of police in charge of Kano zone, Aderanti Kayode promised to fair in the conduct of investigations.

The petition was originally sent by Ikenna Ekpunobim, a legal counsel to the present governor of Jigawa state, Governor Badaru Abubakar. The petition alleged that Lamido made the statements below in Hausa at a PDP meeting in Dutse, Jigawa.

“Before the election, I will make every one of you swear with his life to protect our cause. No matter what, I will not listen to you for complaining. All I want is to come for your bail in the police station breaking another person’s head or you fought someone because the administration belongs to mad people,”

After his arrest earlier on Sunday, Lamido’s houses in Kano and Jigawa were searched by the police. As at 11 pm, Sunday night, Mr. Lamido is still being detained. He may be charged to court on Tuesday.

Below is the petition that was written to the police by the Jigawa state government;

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“Why we arrested ex-gov Lamido” – Nigerian police responds was last modified: May 11th, 2017 by John Saleh Aminu
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