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Lamido to tell all he knows about N1.3bn kickback



Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday willingly surrendered himself for questioning almost the same time former Imo State governor. Ikedi Ohakim was brought into the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja.

Lamido had promised to report to the anti-graft agency upon his return to the country on Monday, but Ohakim had turned down an invitation to the report himself on Wednesday.

Although there are other potential cases against Mr. Lamido’s name, investigators say he is particularly wanted at this time over a N1.3billion kickback he received from a government contractor through companies floated by his sons.

Ohakim was picked up from his residence in Asokoro district, Abuja by EFCC operatives who stormed his residence and drove him in an unmarked car to the commission’s headquarters in the Maitama district of the nation’s capital.

A source said the former governor has questions to answer concerning a number of property allegedly traced to him. He is currently been quizzed by the commission’s operatives over alleged bribery and money laundering offences.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Ohakim is in their custody.


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  1. Chin Ce

    June 19, 2015 at 8:25 am

    EFCC nets must drag in Abia state past governors, Orji Kalu and Theodore Orji and return their loots back to the state treasury.

  2. Abdul

    June 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Good move, I just hope stolen funds are recovered and people are punished. Political office holders need to understand that they shall be held accountable for how they administered public funds.

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