Ganduje fails to attend bribery hearing as fourth video hits social media

GOVERNOR Umar Ganduje of Kano State has failed to attend the investigative hearing by the state’s House of Assembly into an allegation of bribery against him.

Ganduje sent his Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba to represent him at the hearing which was put together by a seven-man committee set up by the Speaker of the assembly,  Kabiru Rurum, to investigate the matter.

An online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, had accused Ganduje of receiving kickbacks amounting to over five million dollars from contractors that work for the state government.

    Jafar Jafar, Publisher of the paper, has already appeared before the panel to reiterate the allegation, explaining how a contractor working for the Kano State government had agreed to attach cameras to his kaftan in order to capture the videos.

    Jafar also stressed that the video clips were authentic and had not been doctored in any way.

    However, Garba, who attended the hearing on Ganduje’s behalf on Friday, dismissed the videos as fake.

    Meanwhile, Daily Nigerian has released another video clip (the fourth in the series) purportedly showing Ganduje collecting wads of dollar bills from someone whom the paper said was a contractor. The latest video, like the previous ones, was released via the social media on Thursday evening.

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