Former Governor of Kano State Summoned by Anti-Corruption Commission over Controversial Kickback Videos

Former Governor of Kano State Summoned by Anti-Corruption Commission over Controversial Kickback Videos

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. The Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) of Kano State has taken action by summoning the former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in response to a series of controversial videos that were released in 2017.

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These videos, initially published by online news outlet Daily Nigerian, allegedly depicted Abdullahi accepting kickbacks from contractors.

However, the former governor has vehemently denied the accusations, asserting that the videos had been manipulated.

In light of these developments, the PCACC has conducted a thorough forensic examination of the videos to verify their authenticity.

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Authenticity of the Videos Confirmed:

Chairman of the PCACC, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, announced during a public dialogue on the ‘Anti-Corruption Crusade in Kano’ that the forensic examination conducted on the videos has confirmed their genuineness.

This revelation is significant as it provides substantial evidence to support the allegations made against the former governor.

The commission’s commitment to upholding the legal principle of “innocent until proven guilty” applies to Abdullahi, as it does to all individuals under investigation.

The commission believes that the forthcoming investigation will provide the former governor with an opportunity to clear his name and present his defense.

Invitation for Questioning and Legal Process:

Based on the findings of the forensic examination, Chairman Rimingado disclosed during an interview with Channels TV that Abdullahi has been formally invited for questioning regarding the controversial videos.

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The PCACC has adhered to legal procedures and issued a letter summoning the ex-governor to appear before the commission the following week.

This step reflects the commission’s commitment to a fair and thorough investigation process, affording Abdullahi the chance to provide his side of the story and defend himself against the allegations.

Conclusion:

The summoning of the former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission marks a significant development in the ongoing controversy surrounding the release of controversial videos.

The confirmation of the videos’ authenticity through a forensic examination has raised serious concerns regarding Abdullahi’s alleged acceptance of kickbacks from contractors.

By inviting the ex-governor for questioning, the commission aims to provide him with an opportunity to address the allegations and clear his name.

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The adherence to legal procedures and commitment to a fair investigation process highlight the importance of upholding justice and combating corruption in Kano State.

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