March 5, 2024

Dollar bribery video: Kano anti-graft agency lacks power to investigate Ganduje – Court

By Bashir Bello

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday ruled that the Kano anti-graft agency, Kano Public Compliant and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC lacks the power to investigate former Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over the dollar bribery video.

The presiding judge, Justice Abdullahi Liman while delivering his judgement said the offence is a federal offence that can be prosecuted by the Attorney General of Federation and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Justice Liman however said the Kano anti-graft agency has a limitation to investigate the former governor.

Meanwhile, speaking with newsmen shortly after the judgment, the counsel to anti-graft agency, Usman Umar Fari said they will challenge the judgment at the Court of Appeal.

Details later…