Bribe video: New twist as court gives verdict on Ganduje’s fate

The federal high court in Kano has said the state government did not have the legal standing to investigate APC national chairman Abdullahi Ganduje over the alleged dollar bribery scandal

 

A federal high court in Kano had ruled that the allegation against Ganduje was a federal matter, and it was only the EFCC or the attorney general of the federation who could investigate him

 

The Kano state anti-corruption agency was investigating Ganduje over bribery allegations after being seen collecting bonds of dollars from a contractor in a video when he was the state governor

 

Kano – Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Kano state, has been freed from the dollar bribery scandal.

 

This is as the federal high court in Kano ruled that the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission could not investigate the former governor.

 

According to Premium Times, Justice Abdullahi Liman, in his judgment, said the allegation against Ganduje was a federal offence and that it was only the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

Reacting to the case’s verdict, Usman Fari, the counsel to the anti-graft agency, said the state would challenge the judgment of the

 

Story of Ganduje receiving dollars in video Recall that in July 2023,

 

Ganduje appeared before the agency over the alleged bribery scandal captured in the viral video. Still, the now APC national chairman approached the federal high court to challenge the agency’s right to probe him.

 

The viral video had captured the former governor receiving packs of dollar notes from a contractor and keeping them in his Agbada pocket.

 

At the end of his tenure as state governor, Kano’s anti-corruption commission invited Ganduje to appear to clear his name off the allegation, but he declined

 

Ganduje later emerged as the national chairman of the APC after leaving office as governor of Kano.

 

Kano governor Yusuf sends message to Ganduje

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano has told the national chairman of the APC and immediate past governor of the state, Ganduje, that he would not be leaving the party. In a statement via his spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the governor said leaving one’s political party is like leaving a home and moving to another.

 

According to the statement, there are procedures for doing things, and Ganduje, a former governor and deputy governor, should know better.

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