Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has been arrested. Reports said he was invited for questioning on Sunday by the police in Kano. And from all indications he may spend the night in detention.
His arrest was not unconnected with the intrigues over local politics in his Jigawa state where he held sway as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governor for two terms.
Giving its account of Lamido’s latest ordeal, intervention.ng reported that “unimpeachable contacts confirmed Lamido was still with the police in Kano as at 5 pm Sunday evening. His invitation and arrest is not unconnected with a protest by the state governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar who alleged that Lamido planned to make the impending local council elections impossible.”
Before the latest twist, Lamido had been undergoing trial by the EFCC over offences allegedly committed while serving as governor.
The ex governor who is in the opposition party has been critical of the federal government’s anti-corruption crusade of late.