Ex-governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, arrested for incitive speech


Yesterday, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa, was arrested at his home in Sharada, Kano. According to report, the ex-governor was arrested on allegations of making incitive statement about the forthcoming local government elections billed for July 1, 2017.

Lamido had urged his people to rise up against any arrangements to favour a particular political party in the forthcoming election in the state.

After the arrest, a source confirmed to journalist that the ex-governor was held at the Zonal Investigation Bureau (ZIB) of the Zone One headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) along Bayero University Road in Kano.

A former commissioner for justice and attorney general in the ex-governor’s administration was seen with other former top officials of the ex-governor’s administration trying hard to get the ex-governor released.

Bello Zaki, Special Adviser to Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, the current governor of Jigawa State, was also sighted at the police headquarters.

Another source told journalists that the ex-governor’s alleged incitive statement embarrassed the Jigawa State government, emphasising that some of the words were said to have painted the current governor bad. The source described the statement as ‘unprintable’.

Another report said that Kano State Police spokesman Sambo Muhammed confirmed that the ex-governor would be charged to court for inciting a breach of public peace.

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