A forensic analysis has declared the 2017 video showing the former Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, allegedly receiving bundles of dollar notes as a bribe from a contractor and stuffing them in his flowing dress as authentic and not doctored.
This was made known by Muhuyi Rimingado, the Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, during “A One Day Public Dialogue on Anti-Corruption Crusade in Kano.” Since the release of the video, there has been pressure to confirm or debunk Ganduje’s innocence or guilt.
Rimingado disclosed that proving Ganduje’s guilt or innocence had been impossible since the commission started an investigation into the allegations in 2018 due to the former governor’s immunity.
Meanwhile, Ganduje has requested a Kano State High Court to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from investigating him over the matter. The former Attorney General of the State filed a suit before the high court, asking for a halt on the EFCC probe until a lawsuit between Ganduje and Jafaar Jafaar, the publisher of the Daily Nigerian, is resolved.