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Dollar videos: Blame Ganduje if anything happens to me – Jaafar Jaafar writes IGP

The Writer of Each day Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar, has raised the alarm of contemporary threats to his life over movies exhibiting Kano Governor, Umar Ganduje, allegedly receiving bribes in {dollars}.

The bundles of overseas forex have been alleged to be kickbacks from contractors dealing with initiatives awarded by the Kano State Authorities.

There was outrage and requires Ganduje’s resignation after the journalist revealed the clips in October 2018.

However Ganduje and his administration dismissed the authenticity of the video.

Data Commissioner, Muhammad Garba, stated it was “cloned, doctored, disjointed” and intentionally launched to “have an effect on the anticipated quantum of APC votes” forward of the 2019 election.

In an interview with BBC Hausa final week, the governor revealed they plan to cope with those that launched the movies.

In a petition to the Inspector Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Jaafar, via his counsel, Abdullahi Gumel, stated the Kano helmsman must be held accountable if something untoward occurred to him.

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The petition protested that the writer had been made a persona non-grata in his residence state (Kano), whereas he and his household have been in hiding, residing in worry.

The grievance stated Ganduje’s newest remark was inciting in opposition to Jaafar, his household and property and had induced them unprecedented worry of violence.

The petition stated being a sitting Governor and member of the ruling social gathering, Ganduje is among the strongest politicians in Nigeria with has hundreds of diehard supporters who may be inclined to assault our journalist.

“Sir, we consider you’ll agree with us that journalism and whistleblowing are usually not against the law. It’s our shoppers’ perception that the footages they revealed, which they firmly stand by to today, are real and the accompanying tales are truthful and a good account of the circumstances surrounding the footages.

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“Its worthy of be aware that Mr Ganduje has instituted an motion for defamation which our consumer is vehemently and efficiently defending in court docket. Nonetheless, Mr Ganduje has apparently misplaced religion within the advantage of his go well with, therefore, this unground planning that he stated he’s orchestrating.”

The lawyer urged the IGP to research what the governor is scheming, with whom and the way and shield his shoppers from additional hurt and harassment from Ganduje and his supporters.

“Sir, we’re conscious that Mr Ganduje is a sitting governor and a member of the ruling social gathering, however our shoppers hope that you’ll not let this inhibit your potential to deal with his grievance professionally, diligently and speedily. The governor must be held accountable if something occurs to our consumer”, Gumel added.

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