A new video has surfaced online, purportedly showing the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje receiving part of an alleged $5 million bribe. This time, the video came with audio.
One of the accusations leveled against the governor personally receives from 15 to 25 percent kickbacks for every project executed in the state.
According to media sources, the sting operation to capture the governor on camera began two years ago when one of the contractors agreed to plant spy camera on his kaftan lapel while offering the bribe.
During about 10 months efforts to capture the bribe giving/taking scenes, the governor’s face and body were clearly captured in nine clips, while six others did not clearly reveal the governor’s face.
About $5m dollars were delivered to the governor in all. One of the contractors who preferred not to be named said the reason he released the footage is to expose corruption and bring sanity to the country.
“If my aim is to blackmail or extort the governor, I would have used the videos, get over a billion settlement or force the governor to pay the hundreds of millions of naira the state is owing my company or force him to pay back all the money I paid him as kickbacks,” he said.
“We believe if public office holders are exposed, there will be sanity in the system even if I will not be the beneficiary in future.”
Video shows Kano governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the ruling APC receiving bribe in US dollars. pic.twitter.com/IVUZyaqg5c
— The Realm News (@TheRealmNews) October 14, 2018