by Dare Lawal
It’s now five days since Aminu and Mustapha Lamido, sons of Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido were arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The duo who were arrested in Kano, were flown to Abuja on Friday morning and according to a report by The Punch newspaper, the commission is making moves and tightening loose ends in order to charge the two brothers for fraud involving billions of naira belonging to the people of Jigawa State.
Here’s how The Punch reported the story:
The commission has been holding the governor’s sons in relation with billions of naira belonging to the Jigawa State Government which were traced to their accounts of companies of which they and their father are said to be directors since Friday.
On Monday, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the commission was still grilling the suspects.
He also said that the commission was still in custody of the two brothers because operatives involved in the investigation were not yet through with them.
“They are still with us; they are with us because they are still being interrogated,” Uwujaren said.
Investigation however revealed that the commission was making painstaking efforts to ensure proper investigation and to charge the suspect to court if culpability was established against them.
A source at the commission, who confided in our correspondent because he was not authorized to speak on the issue, said that the commission would take the suspects to court as soon as they have evidence that could stand the test of the court.
“You see, the commission is conducting a holistic investigation into this issue.
“If those conducting the investigating do it hurriedly, and the matter gets struck out in the court, Nigerians will say that the EFCC is doing a shoddy job.”