The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) set up by the State government will launch an investigation into the lingering ‘dollargate’ scandal involving former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje where he is seen in a viral video allegedly receiving bribe.
The Chairman of the Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, who made the disclosure during a press conference on Tuesday in Kano, said the agency has commenced the process of investigations into the matter.
The anti-graft boss, while fielding questions from journalists, said it had reopened the investigation against Ganduje over the controversial videos where he was seen stuffing wads of US dollar bills allegedly received as kickbacks from contractors into the pockets of his flowing gown known in local parlance as “Baban Riga”.
Though Ganduje has consistently denied the allegations, Rimingado, said the Commission has formally commenced the investigation and that it has received and is currently analysing the forensic reports on the videos.
“We have formally reopened the investigation and we have made several inroads. There is no extant court order barring us from the steps we are taking, which is investigation contrary to what some people want the public to believe,” he said.
He added that the Commission had written a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seek partnership in the investigation and possible prosecution of the former governor and is currently waiting feedback from the EFCC before fixing a date for commencement of the process.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
ICYMI…SPECIAL REPORT: NNPCL hides behind PIA to frustrate disclosure, accountability
Nigeria’s major oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), in what appears to be a common practice of disregard...
INVESTIGATION: Multi-million naira Ekiti resort center remains uncompleted a decade after
The multimillion-naira project, expected to comprise recreational buildings, now consists of cassava farmland, a bush used for excretion, and a...
SPECIAL REPORT: Torturous experiences of students with disabilities in Oyo tertiary institutions
For students with disabilities in Oyo state-owned tertiary institutions, learning is a torturous and distressing experience, considering the building structures...
INVESTIGATION: Uncompleted Old Enugu-Onitsha Road brings untold hardship, tears to commuters, residents of Enugu communities
Ugwu Obinna’s younger sister was killed after a truck driver transporting cows rammed into her shop located at the Okpatu...
INVESTIGATION: Students sit on floors, under leaking roofs as multi-million naira project is nowhere to be found in Zamfara
Suleman Tukur, 15, an SS 2 student of Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Bakura in Bakura local government area of...