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    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    EFCC To Charge Lamido’s Sons With Fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is making frantic moves to charge  two sons of the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido to court.
    Aminu and Mustapha Lamido were flown to Abuja in the early hours of Friday by the operatives of the commission after their arrest in Kano on Thursday.
    There are strong indications that the anti-graft agency may charge the two brothers for fraud involving billions of naira belonging to the people of Jigawa State.
    It was learnt that the EFCC traced about N10bn to the accounts of companies of which the governor and his two sons were alleged to be directors and signatories to the account.
    The alleged transactions took place between 2007 and now.

    The commission has been holding the governor’s sons in relation with billions of naira belonging to the Jigawa State Government which were traced to their accounts of companies of which they and their father are said to be directors since Friday.
    On Monday, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the commission was still grilling the suspects.

    He also said that the commission was still in custody of the two brothers because operatives involved in the investigation were not yet through with them.
    “They are still with us; they are with us because they are still being interrogated,” Uwujaren said.

    Investigation however revealed that the commission was making painstaking efforts to ensure proper investigation and to charge the suspect to court if culpability was established against them.
    A source at the commission, who confided in our correspondent because he was not authorized to speak on the issue, said that the commission would take the suspects to court as soon as they have evidence that could stand the test of the court.

    “You see, the commission is conducting a holistic investigation into this issue.
    “If those conducting the investigating do it hurriedly, and the matter gets struck out in the court, Nigerians will say that the EFCC is doing a shoddy job.”
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