Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has been remanded in prison custody.
The Chief Magistrate of a Jigawa High Court, Usman Lamin, ruled that Mr Lamido would be in the Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail are decided.
Mr Lamido was arraigned by the Police on Tuesday, over alleged inciting comments.
He was arrested by the police and whisked away from his Sharada residence in Kano on Sunday.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, however,said Alhaji Lamido responded to the invitation of the police over statements asking his supporters to cause mayhem during the Local Government election in Jigawa state on July 1.
His home in Kano was said to have been thoroughly searched, while a team of policemen from Kano were dispatched to also search his home in Jigawa state.
Mr Lamido who was Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister between 1999 and 2003, was put on trial by the EFCC alongside his sons, for allegedly embezzling state funds while he was governor.