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Monday, 4 February 2013

EFCC Arraigns Son of Jigawa State Governor in Court for Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Aminu Sule Lamido, son of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido before a Federal High Court, Kano on one count charge of Money Laundering.

Aminu, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was arrested by operatives of the EFCC at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano on December 11, 2012 on his way to Cairo, Egypt.

He was arrested for failure to declare the 50,000 dollars in his possession haven only declared 10,000 dollars to the Nigerian Customs.

In view of his plea, prosecuting Counsel S. Sa'ad urged the court to fix a date for commencement of trial and remand the accused in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application.

The defence counsel O. Offiong however urged the court to admit his client to bail as he was already on administrative bail.

After listening to both counsel, Justice Riman remanded the accused person in prison custody and adjourned to tomorrow, February 5, 2013 for hearing of the bail application.

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