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BRIBERY ALLEGATION: Court says no case against Gov Ganduje

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A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday dismissed a case of bribery instituted against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The court threw out the suit, for lack of evidence.

A Kano-based lawyer, Bulama Bukarti, had filed the suit and asked the court to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the governor for allegedly receiving a kickback from a contractor.

He also asked the court to compel the EFCC to provide a report of its forensic investigation analysis of a video allegedly showing Ganduje receiving bribe from the unknown contractor.

Justice Obiorah Egwuatu dismissed the case on the grounds that the evidence before the court has not shown that the Commission has the record of the forensic analysis of the bribery allegations.

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The judge added that the evidence must be cogent and verifiable.

He said: “The provisions of Freedom of Information Act 2011, required that information requested must be a public record and in the custody of the instruction of the organization so requested from.

“The report ought to be given to the Kano state House of Assembly ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the matter.”

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