Money Laundering: Governor Lamido's Son Arraigned, Remanded To Jail In Kano

Aminu Sule Lamido
By Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today February 4, 2013 arraigned Aminu Sule Lamido, son of Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano on one count charge of Money Laundering.

The charge 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”.

The accused person pleaded not guilty.

Aminu was arrested by operatives of the 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.

In view of his plea, prosecuting Counsel S.H Sa'ad urged the court to fix a date for commencement of trial and remand the accused in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application.

The defence counsel O.E.D Offiong (SAN) urged the court to admit his client to bail as he was already on administrative bail.
After listening to both counsel, Justice Riman remanded the accused person in prison custody and adjourned to tomorrow, February 5, 2013 for hearing of the bail; application.


-This is an EFCC press release

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Politically motivated

We know what you are up to.God is our Savior.How many Nigerians who travel abroad with twice that amount without reprimand.

the fellen of yellow leaf should be a warns to a green ones.

oh! nigerians, theft goes theft come daillinglly. while masses are suffered.

They α̲̅я̩̥̊ε all bird of

They α̲̅я̩̥̊ε all bird of †ђε̲̣̣̣̥ same feather from Top †̥̥ ҉ bottom....they all knw †ђε̲̣̣̣̥ truth and Ȋ̝̊̅§ not setting us free, leave †ђε̲̣̣̣̥ part of Religion or Tribes if someone understand Islam very well, such a person will do righteousness and love every one . Am a pure muslim ℓ̊ love everybody

Nigeria is a disgrace to the Ibos

Shut your mouth. What is Nigeria and who are Nigerians? A sick country which offers only misery, uncertainty, insecurity and corruption to the Ibos? The behaviour of the Ibos, if there is any such thing, is only a response to the anomalies fostered by and festering in Nigeria. If the genoicidal gangup that thwarted Biafra had not happened, no component unit of Nigeria will today be holding a candle light to the face of the Ibo. Illiterates like you should go back and study history and discover the frenetic pace of development in Iboland before the unjust civil war levied by the criminal gangup of Nigerians against the Ibos or forever remained confounded by history.

ibos are disgrace to nigeria

ibos are disgrace to nigeria with there sentiment and even if they give them bifran country ibos will kill themselve bcs even the seat of SGF if to say they will be able impeach him they will have impeach him since .

ibos are disgrace to nigeria

ibos are disgrace to nigeria with there sentiment and even if they give them bifran country ibos will kill themselve bcs even the seat of SGF if to say they will be able impeach him they will have impeach him since .

To jail mallam na wash, na only rev.king, SE&SS dey go jail...

An islamic Fatu Riman can't sentence his brother in faith. That has never and will never happen. Naija is a fraud. This is why Biafra have to seccede from naija. There's nothing southerners have in common with the mohammedans. Be it religion, culture or tradition. How can we be holding same passport with people whose women wears hiyyab and whose men prostrate when passing out urine. These are people who kill at will just for some 72 virgins. Haba! How did the idea of almagation even came about. The almagation of southerners and the mohammedans was flawed big time and need to be corrected with no further delay, to right the wrongs. GEJ must has a matter of urgency surmmone a soveireign national conference to discuss the way forward. We can't continue to fold our arms why these mohammedans continue to steal the SE oil&gas wealth with impunity. Division Now!!!

Nigerian Judges are too timid and corrupt

See the quick adjourned date – just 24 hours in jail – to please the media and some other naïve Nigerians.

In actual fact, Justice Fatu Riman has only more cleverly concealed the intent to set the repeat offender free anyway.

Justice Riman will grant bail tomorrow first thing tomorrow morning and later visit the Jigawa State Governor in the night to receive the reward for a job well done.

What a country!

Money Laundering

Examples should be made out of these kids and their fathers to let them know they are not above the law.

film tricks

Our looters (leaders)are just calling us idiots, this is nothing but film trciks.$50k ko! how abt those that stole 32 billion naira and were give fine of $1500. why cant they be arranied and sentenced in accordance to the level of their crime. murdoch in the US got abt a hundred years for stealing billions of dollars from innocent citizens if tht can be compared to nigerian daily occurance, some of those real idoits (our looters) can get upto 10 thousand years without parole.
O ka oham na onu!

feed him to the lions

Just lock that drug addict away forever. He is a menace and danger to the  society even by malos´s standard.


All bad politicians,their associates and family must get used to the prison system,so my advice is for the Government to refurbish our Prisons and improve on their sanitary conditions,health care,feeding and re-orientation because Nigerians are really fed up with official corruption and other related acts.
In the future most free looters of today would be in Jail,so Jonathan should forget about the useless edifice for the First Lady and face real problems like the 50 police recruits to 1 fish and the horrible dehumanising conditions in Universities,Prisons,Hospitals etc.

If Offence was committed by ss man in PH, Abuja is trial/prison

Had this offence been committed by say, a southsouth or southeast man in Lagos or Portharcourt, he would have been hauled to Abuja for trial.
Remand Lamido to Portharcourt or Warri prison. In Kano prison, he must be taken out day and night to governor's lodge for cool breeze. Nigeria is George Orwell's Animal farm. Oil money for loots with impunity.

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