A Federal High Court sitting in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital on Monday, May 11, 2015 ordered the freezing of Governor Sule Lamido’s bank accounts following his refusal to pay a compensation of N50 million naira to the All Progressives Party’s Senator-elect, Muhammad Sabo Nakudu.
The court ordered all commercial banks operating in the state to freeze accounts bearing the governor’s initials with immediate effect and also summoned the banks to appear before it with statements of their accounts as evidence.
Justice Sabiu Yahuza, had given the verdict following the plaintiff’s complaint that the governor refused to comply with the court’s judgment for him to pay the compensation for damages.
Speaking after the court order, the plaintiff counsel, Barrister Umar Aliyu had expressed satisfaction over the court’s decision.
He said ‘We dragged Jigawa state governor and the state government, Birninkudu local government and state’s commissioner of police to the court for illegal trespass, attacking my client resident in Birninkudu town and violation of his right.
‘We convinced the court beyond reasonable doubt with genuine evidence, the court made the judgement in our favour and ordered the dependents to pay my clients the sum of N50 million, the dependent failed to abide by the court verdict within the period provided by the law.’