Money Laundering: Governor Lamido's Son Granted Bail As Court Adjourns Till March 18 For Trial

Aminu Sule Lamido
By SaharaReporters, New York

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano yesterday granted bail to Aminu, the 34-year old son of the Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, who standing trial  for money laundering.

Aminu was arrested by operatives of the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano on December 11, 2012 on his way to Cairo, Egypt. He was arrested for failure to declare the $50,000 in his possession. He only declared $10,000 to the Nigerian Customs.

After considering the bail application,  Justice Fatu Riman ruled  that  Aminu would not interfere with the investigation because the accused was originally granted administrative bail by EFCC on December 13, 2012.

Justice Riman acknowledged that the accused did not jump bail and has been reporting to the EFCC whenever he is requested to do so. Although the EFCC counsel, S. H. Sa’ad opposed the bail proposition, he did not dispute defendant's argument that Aminu had complied with terms of his administrative bail at the agency.

Aminu was granted  bail in the sum of N8million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be civil servants of not less than grade level 14.

The charge against the accused reads: “that you Aminu Sule Lamido on or about 11th day of December, 2012 at the Mallam Aminu International Airport, Kano within the Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court while transporting in cash, the sum of $50,000 (Fifty Thousand Dollars Only) from Nigeria to Cairo, Egypt, falsely declare to the Nigerian Customs the sum of $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars Only) instead of the said sum of $50,000 (Fifty Thousand Dollars Only) as required under Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F34 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 2(5) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011”.


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long hiss!

Since he is muslim, SHARIA law must apply...another quadruple amputee in the making..oh sorry i forgot he is the son of  imam cheif barawo of one of those bokostan states. The judge will be supplied with some underage girls and all will be good. Abeg


You ust have just glanced through the heading and made your comments, who said he was in trouble because he carried 50K?, please read it again before a business who carries 50k on business trips looks stupid online due to irrational statements.

His crime is he was carring 50k but he lied that he was carring only 10k which is a crime in any aprt of the law. If you think I am lying, the next time you travel to US or UK with 50k, lie to them and day they catch you, I hope you will tell them that power is not parmanent. 

We always talk about changing Nigeria but soon as someone gets in trouble, we try  to put tribal centiments into it. If he had nothing to hide, whey did he lie? Please read the whole story. 

It is NOT an offence to

It is NOT an offence to travel with more than $50k. But, the law requires that you declare the amount to Customs at the point of exit. Failure to declare is an offense. False declaration, that is, not declaring the correct amount is also an offence. The penalty, upon conviction, is. forfeiture of 25% of the undeclared amount. According to EFCC, the offence of Aminu Lamido is that he failed to declare the correct amount on him, not that he did not declare at all.

Why Cheapen Yourselves.

Igbos should stop saying like its only Igbo that go to jail in Nigeria, it cheapens them, anyone who commits offence should pay for it Igbo, Hausa, Isoko, Ijaw, Yoruba, e.t.c.

Nothing dey happen to Mullah

Nothing dey happen to Mullah Aminu. Him na Hausa-fulani-no be Igbo man. Na only Ndigbo dey go jail for naija. Gbam!

u dnt undstnd

The offence here is dat he made false declaration. Or do u make false declaration on ur Biz trips??


Is it because Aminu happen to be sule lamido son this is happening to him? I am a frequent traveller and travel most time on business trip and the least av ever hold on my trip is 50k usd.why is it now a crime for him becuz of his father political ambition or maybe due to he is going to Cairo,Egypt. May the lord almighty help us in this country with selective and victimizing constitution. let all of them know power is not permanent and who among them all know GEJ will be president that they now do all to give him wrong advise due to what they are getting from it. time will tell

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