Jafar Jafar Appears Before Kano Assembly over Ganduje bribery allegation
The Publisher of Daily Nigeria, Jafar Jafar, has, Thursday, arrived Kano state to appear before the Kano State House of Assembly to show proof that video clip he published showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje collecting a bribe is true.
A video clip was published by the publisher wherein the Governor was seen pocketing wads of dollars, perhaps a bribe from one of the beneficiaries of contract in the state.
However, Ganduje had denied the allegation but the Kano State Assembly had, on October 15, set up a seven-man investigative committee to probe the allegation.
The committee began its sitting on Thursday with the publisher, Jafar Jafar, who was invited to provide details about the video, appearing before it.
Jafar arrived the state’s assembly complex in the company of his lawyers and with the holy Qur’an hanged on his shoulders Meanwhile, two factions of protesters have stormed the state house assembly, with each faction bearing placards either in support of Jafar or in support of Governor Ganduje.
While the faction in support of the governor hold a placards that the clip is an act of infringement on the private rights of the governor, those in support of the publisher hold a view that the clip is a result of an investigative journalism and so, must be commended.
Security was beefed up at the Assembly for the session and the publisher escorted by security personnel from the Aminu Kano International Airport to the Assembly complex, ensuring the probe proceeded as planned, protests greeted the move on the streets of Kano.
The publisher and his lawyers were received by the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Command, Magaji Majia, before they proceeded to the Assembly where he is expected to prove to the Committee that the video is genuine.