The Kano State police have arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
Reports claim the former governor was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of local government elections in the State which has been scheduled for July 1.
He was reportedly arrested at his home in Sharada Kano on Sunday morning, before being taken away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano.
It was further reported that while Lamido was still being held by the police, teams of investigators were dispatched to search his homes in Kano and Jigawa States.
However, the team sent to Kano did not find anything incriminating after the search, while the Jigawa team is yet to report back as at the time of this report.
An associate of the former governor, Dahiru Kera, however denied that Lamido was arrested, saying he was the one who had reported himself to the police.
He expressed fear that the police may have planted incriminating evidence against the politician at his Jigawa house.
Other political associates of Lamido were seen at the Zone one command, including the North-West chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ibrahim Kazaure, and a former PDP governorship candidate, Aminu Ringim.