Police Arrest Sule Lamido Over Council Election Comments


By Nuel Suji – A former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has been arrested over some alleged inciting comments.

Mr. Lamido was arrested Sunday for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of local government elections organised by the current administration of Governor Muhammad Badaru.

Following his arrest, the Police has conducted a search in his Kano home as well as his house in Dutse, Jigawa State capital.

The council elections are fixed for July 1.

Media reports said Mr. Lamido, who was arrested at his Sharada Kano home on Sunday morning, was whisked away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano.

As at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, the former governor was still being held by the police who are yet to make any official statement on the matter.

“Our reporter who was at the Zone One Command saw about six vehicles of the former governor filled with his aides who waited patiently for the release of their boss,” Premium Times reported.


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