Police arrest Jigawa ex-governor Sule Lamido

Police arrest Jigawa ex-governor Sule Lamido

Police have arrested former governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state

Lamido, a top leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was arrested at his home in Sharada area of Kano metropolis.

The former governor was accused of inciting the public against the Jigawa state local government poll fixed for July 1.

The Police Public Relations officer, Zone 1, DSP Sambo Sokoto confirmed Lamido’s arrest.

“Yes I was told that the former governor was invited at Zone 1, but I was trying to get the details when you called me now, ” Sokoto said.

He said the investigation was triggered by a petition received on April 27 from the Jigawa state government against the former governor, who was accused of asking his supporters to resort to violence if the July 1 local government elections did not go their way.
In the petition originally written in Hausa, the former governor reportedly urged followers to ‘break heads’.
Lamido was arrested for allegedly making inciting statements during a rally in Dutse, Jigawa state.
He allegedly said: “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.”

Lamido is also facing corruption trial along with his some of his sons.


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