Judge’s absence stalls trial of Governor Sule Lamido’s son for money laundering

Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido

Aminu Lamido is being tried by the EFCC

The arraignment of Aminu Lamido, son of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, before a Federal High Court, Kano, could not go on as scheduled on Wednesday due to the absence of trial judge, Shehu Yahaya.

The accused person was brought to court by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at about 8.45 a.m. More than an hour later, the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Court announced that the judge was unavailable and promised to communicate a new date for the arraignment to the parties. He gave no reason for the judge’s absence.

Mr. Lamido, who faces a one – count charge of money laundering, was arrested by the EFCC on December 12, 2012 at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on his way to Egypt, for failure to declare the $50,000 he had on him to Customs as required by law.


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