Judge’s Absence Stalls Arraignment of Gov Lamido’s Son



(Press )The arraignment of Aminu Lamido, son of Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido before a Federal , Kano could go on today as following the absence of trial judge, Justice Shehu Yahaya.
The accused person brought to court by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, about 8.45am. More than an hour later, the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Court announced that the judge unavailable and promised to communicate a new date for the arraignment to the parties. He gave no reason for the judge’s absence.
Aminu, who faces a one – count of money laundering, arrested by EFCC December 12, 2012 the Mallam Aminu Kano International , Kano on his way to Egypt, for failure to declare the $50,000 he had on him to Customs as required under Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange ( and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F 34 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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