Court Remands Ex-Governor Lamido in Prison Custody

Sule Lamido

A Magistrate Court in Dutse, Jigawa State on Tuesday ordered former Governor of the state, Sule Lamido, to be remanded in prison custody.

Mr. Lamido was arrested by the Police on Sunday in his Kano home on the allegation he incited his supporters to violence during the planned local government poll in the state on July 1.

However, he was brought under heavy security from Kano this morning and immediately arraigned in the court.

He is facing a four-count charge of inciting disturbance, disturbance of public peace, defamation of character and criminal intimidation.

The crime of inciting disturbance is punishable under Section 114 of the Penal Code, disturbance of public peace is punishable under Section 113 of the Penal Code, while defamation of character and criminal intimidation are punishable under Sections 392 and 397 of the Penal Code.

Mr. Lamida was said to have pleaded not guilty to all the charges but the court presided by Usman Liman, ruled he be remanded in prison custody until May 4, when his bail application will be decided.

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