Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Dutse, the state capital.
The Chief Magistrate, Usman Lamin, on Tuesday ruled that the ex-governor be remanded in Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail will be decided.
In his ruling, Lamin held that he needed time to decide on the application for bail and study the police’s First Investigation Report, FIR, brought as evidence in the case.
Lamido is standing trial at the court on a four-count charge bordering on disturbance.
According to the court document, the charges against the former governor was contrary to section 114 of the Penal Code, disturbance of public peace and contrary to section 113 of the Penal Code, defamation of character punishable under section 392 of the Penal Code and criminal intimidation punishable under section 397 of the Penal Code.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Lamido was on Sunday arrested by the police for allegedly inciting his supporters to violence ahead of the upcoming Local Government Elections.
Following his arrest, Lamido was taken to neighbouring Kano State, where he was kept in police custody.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the former minister of foreign affairs had however stated that he was being persecuted for declaring to run for the 2019 presidential elections.