Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 general election in Jigawa state, Mustapha Sule Lamido, reacted to Tuesday’s Court of Appeal ruling that cleared him of money laundering charges.
The DAILY POST reports that the Abuja Court of Appeal has discharged and acquitted former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, his son, Mustapha Sule Lamido, and others for alleged money laundering.
Pronouncing his sentence on Tuesday, Judge Adamu Waziri argued that the Abuja Federal High Court lacked the necessary jurisdiction to try the case as most of the issues emanated from abroad.
In response to the sentence on his Facebook page, Dr. Mustapha Sule Lamido expressed his delight at the sentence.
According to him: “After more than eight years of legal battles, today, the Court of Appeal has acquitted us of all allegations of wrongdoing against us by the EFCC. We thank Allah Almighty, Giver of Justice, for this vindication.
“We express our gratitude to the Nigerian judiciary for upholding justice and giving ordinary Nigerians more reason to believe in them. We thank and commend our attorneys, Joe Agi, SAN, Offiong Offiong, SAN, and his team for their tireless efforts.
“We express our gratitude to all friends, family, associates and supporters for supporting us with prayers and solidarity.”
DAILY POST recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) indicted former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, his son Mustapha and others before the Maitama Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 43-count count bordering on abuse of office and money laundering.