The Police on Tuesday arraigned a former Governor of Jigawa State,
Sule Lamido, at a the Jigawa State Magistrate Court in Dutse over
alleged inciting comments.
The Chief Magistrate, Usman Lamin ruled that Lamido is to be in the
Dutse prison until May 4 when the application for his bail will be
The magistrate said he needed time to decide on the application for
bail and another on the police’s First Investigation Report, FIR,
brought as evidence in the case.
Lamido is being prosecuted by Ikenna Ekpunobi who obtained a fiat by
the Jigawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Sani
The former governor had been in the custody of the Kano state police
command since his arrest on Sunday.
His arrest followed a petition by the Jigawa state government alleging
that he was inciting citizens of the state to disrupt the forthcoming
local government election in the state.
Lamido has not personally reacted to the allegation. His houses in
Kano and Jigawa were also searched by policemen on Sunday.