Kano Assembly begins investigation into bribery allegation against Ganduje

THE Kano State House of Assembly has commenced investigations into the allegations of bribery involving the State Governor, Umar Ganduje.

An online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, had published video clips showing Ganduje collecting several bundles of dollar bills from someone whom the newspaper claimed was a contractor working for the State.

Jafar Jafar, the publisher of the Daily Nigerian, who has reportedly been in hiding following alleged threats to his life since after publishing the videos, was at the Kano House of Assembly premises on Thursday to address the investigative panel.

According to the Daily Trust, Jafar arrived the Assembly premises in the company of his lawyers, with a copy of Qur’an hanged on his shoulders. Proceedings commenced immediately and is currently ongoing.

Jafar Jafar, Publisher of Daily Nigerian, the online newspaper that published videos of Ganduje collecting bribe in dollars, arriving the Kano Assembly chambers on Thursday.

Security was tight at the premises of the investigative hearing as men of the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the Department of State Services (DSS) were positioned at strategic locations leading to and within the Assembly premises.

    All roads leading to the Assembly complex were also barricaded by the security men and only accredited persons were allowed to enter the premises. Supporters of Governor Ganduje were prevented from making it to the hearing.

    Children wielding placards in support of Governor Ganduje. They were not allowed into the Assembly premises.

    The seven-man committee to investigate Ganduje’s bribery allegation was set up by the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhassan Rurum, on October 15, following a motion by Labaran Madari, member representing Warawa Constituency.

    The seven-man investigative panel.

    Members of the committee include: Baffa Dan’Agundi — Chairman; Labaran Madari, Garba Gafasa, Zubairu Masu, Ayuba Labaran, Abubakar Galadima, Garba Yau Gwarmai, and Mujtafa Amin — Secretary.

    Watch the video of Ganduje’s alleged bribery below:

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