Ganduje saga: Contractor behind alleged bribery videos agrees to testify before probe panel, gives conditions



– The contractor behind the bribery videos involving Governor Ganduje says he is ready to appear before the panel probing the matter

– However, in a letter to the panel, he said certain conditions would have to be fulfilled before he can appear

– He further demanded that the publisher of the Daily Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar, and one Aminu Daurawa also be present at the panel’s hearing

The contractor behind the videos showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state allegedly receiving bribes says he is ready to testify before the state House of Assembly panel investigating the matter.

The contractor, in a letter sent to the chairman of the investigative panel via his lawyer, Saeed Twada, stated that he would appreciate if Ganduje also appeared at the panel and that his allegations against the governor were “strictly personal”, The Cable reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the unidentified contractor, however, said certain conditions listed in the letter would have to be fulfilled before he can appear before the panel.

One of the conditions he listed is that the video clips be submitted to two experts for forensic analysis.

He further stated that one of the experts must be a serving officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the other an expatriate, while their bills would be paid by the state.

The letter read: “That a Certified True Copy of the report(s) prepared by the experts shall be made available to our client prior to his appearance.

“That our client has undertaken to surrender to the experts, the device used in capturing all the events in the video clips submitted and others yet to be submitted for discreet analysis and scrutiny.

“That all the proposed questions to be asked by the panel in the anticipated session shall not be more than 10 and shall be forwarded to our client in advance.

“That the sitting be restricted to limited persons and that our client should be allowed to wear a mask, bear a fictitious name and receive protection from authorities for himself, family and business.”

He further demanded that the publisher of the Daily Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar, and one Aminu Daurawa also be present at the panel’s hearing.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a state high court sitting in Kano issued an interim injunction restraining the Kano state House of Assembly from investigating the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The court’s decision came after a suit filed by the plaintiff, Muhammad Zubair, for himself and the representative of national coordinator of lawyers for sustainable democratization of Nigeria, against three defendants that includes the Kano state House of Assembly, chairman of investigative committee Baffa Babba Dan Agundi and the attorney general of the state and commissioner of justice.

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