UPDATE : EFCC arrests Gov Lamido’s sons for money laundering

Posted: November 16, 2013 in News

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Aminu and Mustapha Lamido, two sons of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, over an alleged money laundering.
It was learnt that Aminu and Mustapha Lamido were picked up in Kano on Thursday and flown to Abuja on Friday morning, and are currently being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja by a crack team of detectives.
The Governor’s sons were reportedly arrested for alleged money laundering and flown to Abuja for questioning.
A sum of N10 billion was allegedly transferred from Jigawa state government account into the accounts of the Lamido sons.
Aminu was arrested during security checks as he prepared to board an Egypt Air flight to Cairo.
His arrest followed the discovery that he allegedly declared $10,000 in his possession to the Nigerian Customs at the airport while a physical search by operatives of the EFCC found he had tucked away another $40,000, totaling $50,000.
His brother Mustapha is being quizzed for the first time in the fresh case of laundering 10 billion naira, within a space of six to seven years.
The EFCC has said it is prepared to try the suspects in court, in order to compel them to return the stolen money to government’s treasury.

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