The trial of the sons of Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, Aminu and Mustapha, accused for money laundering, will proceed despite the governor’s refusal to defect from the People’s Democratic Party to the opposition All Progressives Party.
A senior official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed it in the night of November 27, 2013, Wednesday. The EFCC stated once again that the arrest and investigation of the governor’s children over funds amounting to N10 billion had no political undertone.
The operative said the agency did not want to be seen as playing politics with a serious issue of money laundering, for which the suspects had already made some statements that would lead to prosecution at the appropriate time.
“This is a pure case of money laundering and does not have anything to do with the governor’s position on PDP or APC and we do not want any political meaning to be given to the matter, which is being investigated,” the EFCC official said.
He further reminded that despite being released on bail, Aminu and Mustapha would soon be made to return for questioning in connection with the matter.