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Court remands critic for alleged defamatory statements against Gov Ganduje



A staunch critic of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda, has been remanded in prison custody by a magistrate’s court in the state for allegedly making defamatory statements against the governor.

Kwamanda was arraigned on Tuesday at the court in Normansland area of the Kano metropolis on three-count charges bordering on character assassination of the Ganduje.

He was alleged to have said on a radio programme that Ganduje had bribed the Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership to get his factional leader, Abdullahi Abbas, the party’s certificate of return as Kano APC chairman.

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When the charges were read to him, Kwamanda pleaded not guilty and while delivering judgement, the presiding magistrate, Aminu Magashi, ordered the accused to be remanded at a correctional centre after declining the defense counsels’ bail application.

The judge also adjourned the case session till March 15, 2022, and ordered the defendant to be remanded till then.

Kwamanda, a staunch Ganduje critic, has been attacking the governor on most of his political programmes on radio.

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