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N10 Billion Fraud: Buhari Blasts Jonathan Over Arrest Of Sule Lamido's Children

Source: pointblanknews.com

Former Military dictator and a three time Presidential Candidate, General

Muhammadu Buhari has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of witch-hunting

over the arrest of the two sons of Jigawa Governor, Mr. Sule Lamido for

fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arrested two sons of

Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, over an alleged N10 Billion fraud in

November 2013.
Over N10 Billion was allegedly transferred from Jigawa state government

accounts into the accounts in which Sule Lamido and his two sons have

interest from 2007 till date.
The Commission is said to have traced these transfers to 10 companies

where Lamido and sons are directors and signatories to the account.

The companies include Bamaina Alluminium Limited, Bamaina Holdings

Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Rawda Integrated Services

Limited, Speeds International Limited and Saby Integrated Nigeria Limited.

But in an interview with Kaduna based Liberty Radio monitored by our

correspondent, said the decision to arrest the sons of the Governor is

primarily aimed at gagging oppositions to the Presidency.

“Like I have said, we have to properly secure and manage this country. You

cannot deny citizens their rights to express their own opinion or you

allow some people to brazenly threaten the cooperate existence of the

country and instead of inviting them and asking them to explain themselves

to the nation, they are given a ride in Presidential jets.

“When others do it, you go and lock them up or you harass them. That is

not the way to do things. For example, when the seven governors decided to

break out from the PDP and we went and visited them; five of the governors

took the risk. One of the governors still have problem with the police,

his children were arrested, the bank officials that transacted business

with his children were locked up.
“Those are children of governors. You can imagine what will then happen to

children of ordinary Nigerians. There is this problem of insecurity in the

land, both physical and material which the All Progressive Congress is

about to whip out God willing.”
The APC chieftain said his believe for multi-Party democracy is reason why

he often time resort to the court after losing Presidential elections.

He said “we have been to court three times in 2003, 2007 and 2011 not

because we were convinced that we were going to win. We went because we

want to make sure that this multi-party democracy takes firm grip on

Nigerians. If we can come and go, the system will be strong enough to

guarantee security for this country and guarantee prosperity for this

country. This is our objective.
“All we are fighting for is to have proper democracy. What I mean is that

whatever people say, whether they reflect briefly on it or not, Nigerians

are now well aware of their rights and what they expect from government.

In APC, we have reduced it to two your security sound management.

“We have to secure this country and manage it properly. I think people

have suffered enough, they are now prepared to listen and I believe they

are listening and are cooperating. We have been convinced that since 1991

when the Soviet Union collapsed without a shot being fired that multi

party democratic system is superior. But elections must be free and fair.