Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, will not be sleeping at home tonight and may be till the 28th of September. A federal high court sitting in Kano ordered that they be remanded in prison custody.
Their offence is that they received a bribe from a government contractor to the tune of N1.35bn.
A charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is accusing them of money laundering, corrupt enrichment among other accusations. Mr. Lamido and his sons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Defence counsel, Effiong Effiong, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria had pleaded for the accused to be remanded in EFCC custody; an appeal the court turned down because EFCC had complained of insufficient facility to accommodate them.
The court adjourned the matter to the 28th of September to take the bail application.
It is expected that the former governor will make efforts to set aside the long adjournment since the offence they are being accused of is not without bail.