Ex-Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido remanded in prison

Ex-Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido remanded in prison

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Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Dutse, the state capital.

The Chief Magistrate, Usman Lamin, on Tuesday ruled that the ex-governor be remanded in Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail will be decided.

In his ruling, Lamin held that he needed time to decide on the application for bail and study the police’s First Investigation Report, FIR, brought as evidence in the case.

Lamido is standing trial at the court on a four-count charge bordering on disturbance.

According to the court document, the charges against the former governor was contrary to section 114 of the Penal Code, disturbance of public peace and contrary to section 113 of the Penal Code, defamation of character punishable under section 392 of the Penal Code and criminal intimidation punishable under section 397 of the Penal Code.

Recall that the former governor was on Sunday arrested by the police for allegedly inciting his

supporters to violence ahead of the upcoming Local Government Elections.

Following his arrest, Lamido was taken to neighbouring Kano State, where he was kept in police custody.

However, DAILY POST reported that earlier today, the former governor was driven to Dutse for his trial amid heavy security

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