The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has vowed to deal with those who released a video of him stuffing dollars in his babbarriga pockets, insisting that he would not reveal the secret plans he is making.
The governor spoke in a BBC Hausa programme, A Fada A Cika, aired on Friday evening.
“No doubt the video is fake,” the governor said, adding that “we are making some underground plans, which we will not reveal. But I assure you it is fake, and all those behind it will be put to shame.”
When the interviewer rehashed the question, seeking to categorically know whether it was the governor in the videos, Mr Ganduje said the video was doctored to show him collecting something.
On November 15, 2018 the governor dragged DAILY NIGERIAN newspaper and its publisher, Jaafar Jaafar over video clips published by the online medium showing the governor collecting bribe in hard currency from contractors.
DAILY NIGERIAN reported that the suit, filed at a state High Court, is coming one month after publishing the bribe-taking video story.
In the suit filed by Mr Ganduje’s counsel, Nuraddeen Ayagi, the governor is seeking the court to, among others, restrain DAILY NIGERIAN from further publishing what he called “defamatory doctored video clips.”
The governor also wanted the court to order DAILY NIGERIAN to pay the sum of N3 billion as damages for the defamation of his character.
The case is still ongoing at the court.