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$413 000 Bribery Allegation: Abdullahi Ganduje, Wife, Son Must Show Up In Court April 17



Abdullahi Ganduje
Ganduje: Has a case to answer before the court

Over a case of $413 000 bribery allegation, immediate past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje , his wife, son and five others, are awaited in court come April 17, 2024.

That day, Ganduje and the others will be arraigned on eight counts bordering on a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.38bn, among others.

Their arraignment follows an earlier ruling by the Federal High Court in Kano that the Kano Public Compliant and Anti-Corruption Commission lacked the power to investigate Ganduje over an alleged $5m bribery video.


According to Justice Abdullahi Liman, while delivering his judgment, the offence was a federal offence that could be prosecuted by the Attorney General of the Federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Before now, the Kano anti-graft agency faced a limitation investigating Ganduje, Justice Liman said.

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But on Monday, the state governor, Abba Yusuf, urged the EFCC to release the result of its probe into the alleged dollar bribery video involving Ganduje.

Yusuf, in a statement by his spokesperson, Sanusi  Tofa, said Ganduje should rather prepare to face his trial instead of talking about non-existent failure in the current administration, a report gleaned on the Punch said.

“For whatever option, the Kano State Government would advise the acting National Chairman of APC to show cause why his name, that of his family, and the entire people of Kano should permanently be erased from the global embarrassment that the dollar video has generated,” he said.


However, in a writ of summon on Tuesday, the Kano State Government, in a criminal suit, named Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Limited, Safari Textiles Limited and Lesage General Enterprises as respondents and assembled 15 witnesses to appear before the court.

The case is fixed for April 17, 2024, before Justice Usman Na’aba of the state High Court Number Four.

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