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Jigawa state former governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Tuesday was remanded in prison till May 4, 2017.

Dutse Magistrate court II in Jigawa state will rule over bail application submitted by his counsel on Thursday.

The former governor was dragged before the magistrate court on four count charge where he (Lamido) pleaded not guilty of all the charges.

The charges which were read to the ex-governor contained in the First Information Report (FIR) included; Inciting disturbance, criminal deformation, criminal intimidation and disturbance of public peace crater which is contrary sections 113, 114 and 117 of the final code.

Having denied all the charges his counsel, Mr. Felix Jones Osimerha applied for his bail saying the offences are bailable, “the accuse person stayed in detention far beyond constitutional 24 hours. Your lordship the accuse person was invited by the police Zone 1 on 28 of April, asked to reports on 30th of April. The accuse person honored the invitation and reported as requested. He has since then being detained till this morning when he brought to this honorable court.”

The counsel assured the court that the accused would not temper the investigation, evidence and would not jump bail considering his status as former governor of the state as well as that he is law abiding.

The prosecution counsel Mr Ekenna Egnatus objected the bail application saying the accused person is a public figure who has large sympathisers and that his release may be a security threat to the state and people.

The presiding judge Magistrate Usman Muhammed Lamin adjoined the case to 4th of May to rule on the bail application.

“Both parties submitted their reasons for and against the bail supported by so many sections of the law. I hereby adjoin the case till May 4, for ruling. The accused person should be remanded in prison,” Lamin said.


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