BY ALIYU DANGIDA
DUTSE — Thousands of youths under the umbrella of National Volunteer for Lamido 2015 took to the streets of Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, protesting the arrest of two sons of Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, by the official of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last week.
The two sons, Mustapha and Aminu Sule Lamido, were arrested last Thursday at their residences in Kano for alleged N10 billion money laundering.
Efforts by Governor Lamido and his associates to see that the EFCC released the two accused on bail proved abortive.
It was learnt that two senior lawyers have taken over the case with the longest serving lawyer for Lamido, Mr. Offiong Offiong (SAN) heading the team.
The state coordinator of National Volunteer for Lamido 2015, Malam Musa Gambo Guri, who addressed the crowd in Dutse, said the arrest was political, aimed at tarnishing the image of the governor.
He said this would not deter them from supporting him to vie for the office of president in 2015.