Ex-Jigawa state governor to remain in police custody

The Kano state Police will keep the embattled ex-Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, in its custody, after he was arrested for alleged political incitement.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the north west zone, AIG Kayode Aderanti, said that the ex-governor would remain in custody for further investigations.

Aderanti clarified that Lamido was not arrested from his home in Sharada quarters area as earlier reported, but presented himself to the Zone 1 police headquarters, based on an invitation extended to him to answer some questions on a political incitement statement he allegedly made over a local radio station.

The Jigawa state government in a complaint to the command on the 27th of April, alleged that the former governor called on his supporters in the state to stop the conduct of the upcoming local council poll in the state by all means,stressed the AIG.

He said the statement contravenes section 114 of the penal code of Nigeria as it is capable of breaching public peace.

He said the ex-governor would be charged to court for prosecution after diligent investigations.

Aderanti’s statement was delivered by the police spokesperson for the North west Zone, DSP Sambo Sokoto, at a media briefing in Kano.

The Jigawa local government poll is billed to hold on July, 1st across the 27 Local Government Areas.

Lamido, the two term governor of Jigawa state has continued to be a vocal and focal point person in the opposition party, the People’s Democratic party, PDP.

Source: Voice of Nigeria