Money laundering: Dutse emirate council suspends Lamido’s son

                                                                Mustapha Sule Lamido

DUTSE—Dutse Emirate council of Jigawa State has suspended the son of immediate past governor, Sule Lamido, Mustapha Sule Lamido from his traditional title of Santurakin Dutse and District head of Bamaina with immediate effect.

The Ex-governor’s son was suspended by the emirate council alongside his close friend and Dokajin Dutse and Ditraict head of Kiyawa, Aminu Wada Abubakar.

The duo are standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.

The suspension letter from the Emirate Council with reference No. ECD/69/VOL III/1060, dated January 31, 2015, written in Hausa Language, and addressed to Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido, reads: ”Greetings and best wishes. Following a letter of command which His Highness received from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, with reference No. SSG/AF/S/A/14/VOLL.III/82, of 19 Rabi’ul Akhir, 1437 AH equivalent to January 29, 2016, the government of Jigawa State through Dutse emirate council has approved your immediate suspension from the position of District head of Bamaina and District head of Bamaina based on the laid down Civil Service Rules section number 04301 and 04412.

This suspension according to the letter signed by the council secretary, Mallam Yunusa Garba, said was sequel to the ongoing court case involving the former governor’s son and his friend at a federal court in Abuja.

The copy of the letter was sent to the Chairman of Birnin-Kudu Local Government, Khalid S. Ibrahim for his information on the emirate council’s decision to suspend the District head of Bamaina, Mustapha Sule Lamido.

The two young traditional rulers (Mustapha and his friend) together with the eldest son of former governor, Aminu Sule Lamido, are currently standing trial on money laundering charges.

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