Sule Lamido’s son granted bail … ‘He’s not fronting for me’


AMINU Sule, son of the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido who was yesterday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering at the Kano International Airport has been released.
He was released on bail yesterday after the commission filed charges at a Federal High Court in Kano.
According to EFCC officials, Aminu was on administrative bail as there were no judges available to take his plea yesterday due to “judges conference” taking place in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, immediately faulted the media report that his son, was embarking on a money laundering mission on his behalf.
In a press statement signed by Malam Umar Kyari, the Director of Press to Lamido said “The impression the EFCC gave was that he had been carrying monies on several trips overseas on money laundering on my behalf is therefore false and mischievous to that extent.”
The governor through his media aide insists that his son Aminu, has a daughter born with spinal problem and was taken to Cleopatra hospital in Cairo, Egypt last year, and the little girl was in the hospital for three weeks for treatment and was asked to return for the second phase of the treatment, which was done about four months ago.
At the end of second phase of the treatment, they were asked to return to the hospital for final examination after three months.
He added that it was on this third leg of the visit that his son, Aminu was arrested by the EFCC while trying to board Egypt Air on Tuesday 11th December, 2012 around 11.30pm’.
He said that it is for the purpose of removing the money laundering notion that he found it necessary to clarify the EFCC allegations.
The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigeria Customs Service had on Wednesday at the Malam Aminu Kano Airport arrested Aminu, the eldest son of Jigawa State governor, over alleged money laundering.
Aminu, the governor’s son was arrested in the process of boarding an Egypt Air to Cairo by 12.30am by officials of the EFCC and was carrying 50,000 dollars on him while on his trip to Egypt.


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