The immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who was recently granted bail after spending four days in detention, listed his recent travail as part of his “struggles”, noting that it is one of the hazards of being a public figure.
On July 7, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested the former governor and two of his sons for allegedly stealing billions of naira belonging to the state government.
But addressing reporters on Thursday shortly after securing bail, Lamido said only those who were incarcerated with him would understand what he and his children passed through.
Noting that his outspoken nature has brought him many enemies, Lamido said: “It is difficult to share my
prison with anyone because it’s not like hunger or something tangible. You have to be in there to feel what I and my children went through.
The three were arraigned in court and remanded in Kano prison after being docked on a 28-count charge of
corruption and money laundering.
“I’m not new to detention, it’s all part of struggle for life. If the purpose is to humiliate, well that’s part of the hazard of occupying public office,” he stated.
Source: Daily Post