by Azeez Adeniyi
Former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido has been granted bail on self recognisance by a magistrate court sitting in Dutse.
Ikenna Ekpunobi, the prosecutor had argued on Thursday that Lamido should not be granted bail.
The Magistrate, Muhammad Lamin, however rejected his argument.
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He also rejected a report linking Lamido to by his supporters.
The magistrate ruled that the charge against Lamido, of inciting violence, was bailable.
” (There is) no evidence before the court that if the accused person his granted bail he will jump bail and no evidence other people will commit similar offense and that the accused will jeopardise peace of the state,” he said.
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Lamido was arrested on Sunday at his Kano residence for allegedly inciting his supporters to boycott the Local government elections in Jigawa.
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