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Court sends ex-governor Sule Lamido and his son to prison for money laundering

A court in Kano, Nigeria has ordered former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha to be remanded in prison custody in Kano till September 28 for receiving bribes amounting to N1,350,000,000 billion (USD$ 6,785,626,500).

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The former governor and his two sons were arraigned on Thursday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for receiving N1.35 billion kickback from a government contractor (Dantata and Sawoe).

Between 2007 and 2014 Dantata and Sawoe, paid N1.3 billion as 10 percent kickback for contracts  awarded to it by the Kano state government. The amount was paid  into accounts owned by the governor and his sons

Meanwhile at the court, a crowd in support of the accused persons tried to cause trouble within the court premises but the police used teargas canisters to disperse them.

It is funny how poor Nigerians who have suffered hunger, poverty and deprived basic amenities would still come out to cheer and support those corrupt leaders that pit them in their pitiable condition.

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