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Why we arrested, raided ex-Gov Lamido’s homes –Police



Ex-Gov Lamido remanded in in prison till May 4

The Nigerian Police late Sunday evening announced officially that the reason it arrested and raided the Kano and Jigawa homes of former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido was because he made an inciting statements.

Kano State police spokesperson, Samba Sokoto, said the alleged statements was capable of inciting violence and argued that the supposed offence is contrary to Section 114 of the penal code.

He further disclosed that the police is still investigating the matter and will charge the former governor to court as soon investigations are concluded.

The investigation according to the deputy superintendent of police followed a petition received on April 27 from the Jigawa State government against Lamido.

In the report, Lamido was said to have urged his supporters to recourse to violence should the coming July 1 local government elections in the state do not favour them.

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Part of the petition sent by Ikenna Ekpunobim, counsel to incumbent governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, translated from Hausa reads, “Before the election I will make every one of you swear with his life to protect our cause. No matter what, I will not listen to you for complaining. All I want is to come for your bail in the police station breaking another person’s head or you fought someone because the administration belongs to mad people”.

Lamido was alleged to have made the above statement at a PDP meeting in Dutse, Jigawa State.

Following his arrest on Sunday, the former governor’s houses in Kano and Jigawa were reportedly searched by separate teams of police officers.

However, details of the result of the search were not yet available as at the time of this report.



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  1. Agbor Chris

    May 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Any influential person who makes inciting statements should be charged to court and jailed. If they don’t have anything positive to say, they should keep their mouths shut, forever

    • seyi jelili

      May 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Not just any influential person but any person found wanting of saying any inciting comment should be apprehended.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    May 1, 2017 at 10:15 am

    In no circumstance should the police search his house, whats the correlation the statement he made and the search conducted in his apartment, were they looking for the microphone he spoke with or what exactly?

    • Anita Kingsley

      May 1, 2017 at 10:26 am

      I was wondering too. Our police will always behave funny, they went to search his house over inciting statement. That’s really a ridiculous thing to do

      • Joy Madu

        May 2, 2017 at 2:05 am

        Don’t you now police are the most foolish people i know?Who don’t know there job and believe is arresting any how citizens because they don’t know there job

  3. yanju omotodun

    May 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This is purely injustice and unacceptable. I now agree with Wike that the police has turned into politicians tools.

    • Balarabe musa

      May 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      You are mad . So you want them to break heads in the election or how? We are craving a free and fair elections in Nigeria and now some idiots like Lamido wants to make election violent, he will pay for his inciting statement.

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