Two sons of Jigawa State governor, Aminu Lamido and Mustapha Lamido have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering allegation.
The duo were arrested on Thursday in Kano around 8.00pm and were flown to Abuja for questioning. Their arrest was made while their father, Governor Sule Lamido, a member of the G7 faction of the PDP, was away attending a state (Jigawa) economic meeting, preparatory to leaving for Sokoto to attend the factional PDP meeting.
It will be recalled that Aminu was, on 11 December, 2012, arrested by the anti-graft agency at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for illegal transfer of money totaling $50,000.
According to information gathered, over N10 billion is said to have been transferred from the Jigawa State government accounts into some accounts in which the governor and his two sons have interest from 2007 till date.
EFCC traced these transfers to 10 companies where Lamido and sons are directors and/or signatories.
The companies include Bamaina Alluminium Limited, Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Rawda Integrated Services Limited, Speeds International Limited and Saby Integrated Nigeria Limited.
However, Aminu and Mustapha’s arrest came two days after their father (governor) granted an interview to a radio station in Abuja, where he accused a member of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet of corruption to the tune of about N40 billion.”