The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that it has not yet concluded investigations on the allegations of financial improriety against the two sons of Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who are currently in detention in Abuja.
The commission was responding to our question on when the suspects would be arraigned in court.
Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido were picked up by EFCC operatives in Kano and taken to Abuja yesterday for questioning over the discovery of questionable sums of money in their accounts.
EFCC Spokesperson Mr. Wilson Uwujaren told NewsInvestigators that the latest arrest was in connection with an on-going investigations that has led the agency to other discoveries in his bank accounts.
“He was arrested at the airport on his way to Cairo and $50,000 dollar was found on him which he did not disclosed, the agency then went beyond that to look into his account and it was discovered that there were movement of fund in huge sum including from the state government through the account and that of his brother. So the investigation is on-going,” EFCC said on Saturday.
According to Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency has carried out its investigation against the suspects – Mustapha and Aminu having established cases of fraud against them.
Earlier, Aminu Lamido, was on December 11, 2012, arrested by the EFCC at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for laundering the sum of $50,000. He was convicted by a Federal High Court in Kano on July 12, 2013, for the offence.
Operatives of the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) had stormed the state and arrested Lamido’s sons and a commissioner.
The ICPC operatives visited the Ministry of Local Government where they detained and interrogated the commissioner, Hon. Salisu Sale Indirawa.
While the EFCC is investigating the cases of money laundering against the Lamido’s sons, the ICPC is probing the 27 local government areas in the state.
The EFCC men were said to have arrived in the state on Thursday and traced the governor’s sons to Kano State where they were arrested.
The arrest of the suspects came a few hours after Lamido alleged that a minister under President Goodluck Jonathan collected over $250million bribe from an oil company.
Governor Lamido is among the seven rebel governors that are currently in political face-off with the presidency and the PDP led by Bamanga Tukur.