Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday at Mallam Aminu Kano Airport arrested Aminu, the eldest son of Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over alleged money laundering. Sources at the airport said Aminu was arrested in the process of boarding an Egypt Air to Cairo by 12.30am by officials of the EFCC.
It was learnt that the son of the governor declared $10,000 at the counter, while further search and interrogation led to the uncovering of another $40,000, which was concealed in his luggage. He was promptly arrested by the EFCC officials. Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.