Alleged bribery: Ganduje faces probe panel Friday

Court orders Ganduje to pay N800,000 costs in video case
Governor Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been summoned by the state’s House of Assembly to explain all that he knows about the video allegedly showing him collecting bribe from some contractors.

He is to appear on Friday.

The invitation to the governor was signed by Baffa Danagundi, chairman of the committee set up by the legislative house to probe the case.

He was, apart from appearing, required to write a statement and possibly come with his lawyer.

An online news medium, Daily Nigerian, published a video said to be showing the governor while receiving bribe from some contractors.

Although the governor has since denied collecting bribe and vowed to sue the newspaper, the House of Assembly, which said it had the jurisdiction to probe the case prevailed on him not to go to court as it set up a committee to probe the matter.

Already, the publisher of the newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar,  had appeared before the committee upon invitation, insisting that the video was genuine.

Jafaar said it was ready to provide the unedited tape to the committee to assist in the probe.

He explained how a contractor revealed the crime and a spy camera was eventually planted on him for the video recording.