November 14, 2013, Thursday, can be marked as a black day for the family of the Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, as two of his sons, Mustapha Lamido, the District Head of Bamaina, and his elder brother, Aminu Lamido,were taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the allegation of money laundering.
According to the sources of Saturday Vanguard, Mustapha Lamido, alumnus of University of Abuja, and his elder brother, Aminu Lamido, who is also a 2010 mass communication graduate from Bayero University Kano, were been investigated for alleged money laundering to the tune of N11billion.
The development is coming on the heel of arrest and conviction of Aminu Sule Lamido July 12th 2013 by a Federal High Court in Kano for laundering $50,000 US Dollars.
The Governor of Jigawa state, who has already arrived to Sokoto ahead of Saturday’s Rotimi Amaechi faction of Governor’s forum retreat, was forced to return to Abuja to confront the development.
“I must confess to you that Lamido is completely shattered by the development and has sacrificed every other schedule at the moment to confront the emergency.
“Lamido is too passionate about his children and he would do everything at this trying moment to secure their freedom,” a source close to the Governor revealed.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, confirmed that two persons were arrested in Kano for money laundering, and investigation was on.
In the meantime, uneasy calm pervades the ancestral home of Lamido Friday as the news filtered in that their District head popularly referred to as Hakimi, Mustapha Lamido and his elder brother, Aminu Sule has been nabbed by EFCC over money laundering.
Most respondents who appeared piqued by the turn of event were of the opinion that the arrest was politically motivated as they stressed that “we believe in prayers and we would take our case to God for his intervention”.