Respond to alleged N712m fraud, court tells Lamido, others

A Federal High Court in Abuja has judged that former Sule Lamido, a Jigawa State Governor, and his co-defendants have a case to answer in the N712 million money laundering charges filed against him.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Lamido alongside two of his sons – Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido.

Other defendants are Aminu Abubakar, a business associate of the Lamidos as well as four companies – Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Bamaina Aluminium Limited, Speeds International Limited – and Batholomew Darlington Agoha.

The defendants are facing 37 amended charges.

After the EFCC closed its case, Lamido filed a no-case submission, stating that the evidence provided by the prosecution did not disclose any case against him.

But ruling on the no-case submission on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu dismissed the submission filed by Lamido.

The judge ordered him to open his defense on November 8.

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