We will keep him until… Police
The police in Kano on Sunday arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido.
It was learnt hat Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls.
NAN reports that the arrest of Lamido may be connected with a programme aired on one of the Kano local radio stations.
Lamido was alleged to have directed his supporters, during the programme, to ensure that they win the local governments elections by all means.
The former governor was said to have been arrested at his Sharada Kano residence in the early hours of Sunday by the Zonal Investigative Bureau unit of Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano.
When NAN visited the headquarters of Zone One located along BUK road, the former governor was still being held by the police who are yet to make any official statement on the issue.
However, when contacted, the Public Relations officer, Zone 1, DSP Sambo Sokoto confirmed Lamido’s arrest.
He said: “Yes I was told that the former governor was invited at Zone 1, but I was trying to get the details when you called me now, ” Sokoto said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kayode Aderanti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, says Lamido would remain in their custody for further investigation.
Aderanti, who, spoke through the Public Relations Officer, Zone 1,DSP Sambo Sokoto disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.
According to him, the former Governor ‘honourably’ presented himself before the Police after an invitation was sent to him to answer questions.
“The invitation was as a result of a complaint we received from the Jigawa State Government on April 27, following an inciting statements alleged to have been made on a local radio by Lamido.
“The Jigawa State Government alleged that the former Governor called on his supporters in the state to stop the conduct of the upcoming local council polls in the state by all means,” he said.
According to him, the statement made by Lamido was capable of breaching the Public peace.
He said it is a public offence which is contrary to section 114 of the Penal code of Nigeria.
He said as soon as the investigation was completed, Lamido would be charged to court for appropriate prosecution.