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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

BREAKING: Lamido arrives in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital for trial

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Report from Vanguard has it that the Nigeria Police Force Zone 1 Command in Kano, Kano state has taken former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido to Dutse for trial.

In line with the report, Sule Lamido was seen being escorted by heavily armed policemen to the Jigawa state capital in an hour drive on Tuesday, May 2 in the morning.

A security source as quoted by the Vanguard on the trip to Dutse said; “We left Kano for Dutse around 5.30am, and as I speak to you, we are already in Dutse for formal arraignments of the former Governor”

According to Samba Sokoto, the Zone 1 spokesman was quoted as saying;”Yes, Sule Lamido is in Dutse to face trial. “It was also gathered that the police and other security agencies have been placed on alert in Dutse to forestall any protest from the former governor’s supporters.

Sule Lamido was arrested at his Sharada-Kano home on Sunday, April 30 in the morning and taken away to the Zone 1 Command of the Nigeria Police at Kano, where he was held until being taken to Dutse today, May 2.

The former governor was said to have been arrested for purportedly asking his supporters to the local government elections scheduled for July 1 to protect their vote.

However, the police on Sunday gave her reasons for arresting Sule Lamido through Kano state police spokesperson, Samba. Samba Sokoto said that Lamido made some inciting statements during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Dutse, Jigawa state.

It was said that the former governor's alleged offence is contrary to Section 114 of the penal code and the police vowed to charge him to court after investigations.

Sule Lamido was on Tuesday morning docked on a four-count charge at a court in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

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