The Nigeria Police spokesman in Kano, Samba Sokoto, said that the reason why the former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, was arrested on Sunday was due to inciting statements he allegedly made that is capable of causing violence.
According to the police, the Ex-governor’s offence is contrary to Section 114 of the Penal Code.
He added that investigation into Lamido’s case was triggered by a petition received on April 27 from the Jigawa State Government against the former governor, who allegedly asked his supporters to resort to violence if the July 1 Local Government elections is not in their favours.
Mr. Sokoto said that the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Kano Zone One promised to be just in the conduct of the investigations.
In the petition submitted to the police by Ikenna Ekpunobim, the counsel to Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, Lamido at a PDP meeting instructed his supporters in hausa language to break their opponents head.
“Before the election I will make every one of you swear with his life to protect our cause. No matter what, I will not listen to you for complaining. All I want is to come for your bail in the police station breaking another person’s head or you fought someone because the administration belongs to mad people,” the former governor was alleged to have said in hausa.
Dahiru Kera, an associate of Lamido, however said that the former governor was not arrested but he (Lamido) rather reported himself to the police apparently upon invitation.
Investigations are ongoing and former Governor Lamido would be charged to court at the end of the investigations.