EFCC Press Release: Money Laundering- July 12 Is Judgment Day For Governor Sule Lamido's Son

Aminu Sule in court today
By Wilson Uwujaren- Ag. Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC

Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano will on Friday July 12, 2013 deliver judgment in the case of money laundering involving Aminu Sule Lamido, son of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido.

Aminu who was arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on December 11, 2012 on his way to Egypt, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for allegedly under declaring the money found on him.

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”.

In the course of trial which got underway April 19, 2013, the prosecution called four witnesses and tendered documents which were admitted as exhibits. One of its witnesses, Sanusi Ahmed who is an operative of the EFCC, told the court that the accused person only registered $10,000 in the Nigerian Customs Declaration Form only for a search to reveal that he had $50,000 on him. He identified the Customs Declaration Form when it was shown to him. The document was accepted by court as exhibit 1.

The two witnesses called by the defence are the Chief Press Secretary to the Jigawa State Governor, Umar Kyare and the wife of the accused, Samira Aminu Sule.

At the resumed hearing on Monday July 8, 2013, the defence counsel, E. O Effiong, SAN and the prosecuting counsel, Sa’ad Hanafi Sa’ad presented their final address. The court adopted their written address and reserved ruling for Friday July 12, 2013.

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Lamorde when are you going to arrest Rotimi Amechis child too,cos after lamido na rotimi,,,


When it want to go wieldgost chasing, it releases its Rottweilers and bulldogs after common rabbits. But when its about sereouse business only arsenshalls bark to friegthen off the wolfs.


Those who help the commission to carry its basket on the head by indulging in the business of blackmail are only doing so to see the content, and further bring it to disrepute.


No wa o.
Chei! Politics.
What about the real thieves?

Go and Sin No More

We should not start to rejoice over this. We all know aht the jugement could look like. to pay chicken change or be jailed 3 years. He'll pay immediately and be a free man.

Nigeria: one law for the rich, another for the poor.

God save our country!!!

Honestly I have no fate in

Honestly I have no fate in this EFCC set up, They are working for the oga at the top to witch hunt and victimize their opponents, If this is what the EFCC is wasting our resources for mere $50k when there are people stealing millions and billions everyday, they should be disbanded. God will punish them(EFCC)

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