The police in Kano have arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
Mr. Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of local government elections organised by the current administration of Governor Muhammad Badaru.
The council elections are fixed for July 1.
Mr. Lamido, who was arrested at his Sharada Kano home on Sunday morning, was whisked away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano
As at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, the former governor was still being held by the police who are yet to make any official statement on the matter.
Our reporter who was at the Zone One Command saw about six vehicles of the former governor filled with his aides who waited patiently for the release of their boss.
Meanwhile Mr Kayode Aderanti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, says the arrested former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido would remain in their custody for further investigation.
Aderanti, who, spoke through the Public Relations Officer, Zone 1,DSP Sambo Sokoto disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.
According to him, the former Governor ‘honourably’ presented himself before the Police after an invitation was sent to him to answer questions.
“The invitation was as a result of a complaint we received from the Jigawa State Government on April 27, following an inciting statements alleged to have been made on a local radio by Lamido.
“The Jigawa State Government alleged that the former Governor called on his supporters in the state to stop the conduct of the upcoming local council polls in the state by all means,” he said.
According to him, the statement made by Lamido was capable of breaching the Public peace.
He said it is a public offence which is contrary to section 114 of the Penal code of Nigeria.
He said as soon as the investigation was completed, Lamido would be charged to court for appropriate prosecution.