- Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, is to be remanded in prison until May 4 when applications for his bail will be decided
- Chief magistrate, Usman Lamin, says needs time to decide on the application for bail and police’s report on the case
- Meanwhile, PDP has called for the unconditional release of the former and other political detainees in government custody
Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has been remanded in prison by a magistrate court sequel to his arraignment for allegedly inciting disturbance.
Chief Magistrate Usman Lamin, ruled that Lamido is to be in the Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail will be decided, Premium Times reports.
According to the magistrate, he needed time to decide on the application for bail and another on the police’s First Investigation Report, (FIR) brought as evidence in the case.
The ruling of the court however, sparked protests by the former governor’s supporters outside the court, despite the heavy presence of security operatives at the court and around Dutse.
This forced the police to use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
NAIJ.com recalls that the former governor was arrested at his Sharada-Kano home on Sunday, April 30 morning and taken away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano where he was held until he was arraigned today, May 2.
He was docked on a four-count charge at a magistrate court in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader is accused of inciting his supporters to violence in the build up to local government elections set to hold in Jigawa on July 1.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the unconditional release of Sule Lamido, and other political detainees in government custody.
The PDP made the call in a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, the national publicity secretary of the committee on Monday, May 1.
Adeyeye described the arrest of Mr Lamido as “outrageous and anti-democratic” and not based on the frivolous allegation of “inciting the public” leveled against him.
The party said true reason Lamido was arrested has to do with the forthcoming local government elections in Jigawa state.
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