April 19, 2024
Kano State Revokes Objection to Ganduje Dollar Video Probe
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Kano State Revokes Objection to Ganduje Dollar Video Probe

The  Kano State government has filed a notice of withdrawal in the suit seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from investigating former governor Abdullahi Ganduje over corruption allegations.

A video clip which appeared to show the former governor collecting bribes in dollars and stuffing them into his clothes went viral in 2018. 

The former state administration had initiated a suit before the Federal High Court in Kano restraining the EFCC from investigating the former governor over the video clips. The  application filled by the new government yesterday informed the court  that it has no objection to the EFCC investigating, inviting or interrogating the former Governor over the videos. 

Meanwhile, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission (PCACC) says it has invited the former governor to appear before it over the alleged dollar bribe videos. It is unclear if the former Governor will honour the invitation.

But a civil society organization, the  Coalition for Northern Civil Society Groups, has described the actions of the new Kano State government as being without substance and designed to embarrass the former governor and stop him from getting a federal appointment.

 

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But following a change in government, the new Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Haruna Dederi, initiated the action to withdraw the suit.

A letter of debriefing has also been sent to Mr. Sanusi Musa SAN, asking him to “not to take any  further steps on the matter, either by appearing in court or filing any processes in respect of the case”, Daily Trust gathered.

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