Friday, 5 May 2017
Court grants former Jigawa state Governor, Sule Lamido bail
A magistrate court sitting in Dutse has granted a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, bail on self recognisance, pending the completion of police investigation.
The Magistrate, Muhammad Lamin, admitted Lamido to bail in line with Section 340(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code of Jigawa.
He held that the four-count charge leveled against the former governor were bailable, explaining that, that was why the court exercised the discretion in his favour.
Lamido was arrested on Sunday and was tried on Tuesday for allegedly inciting his supporters to violence over the forthcoming local government elections in Jigawa State. The magistrate then ordered he be remanded in prison custody till today.
He has denied the charges and the court has adjourned the case till July 5, for the commencement of trial.