- A human rights activists has demanded for the certified true copies of videos showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe
- Audu Bulama-Bukarti said the commission has seven days to make the copies available to him or face legal action
- Recall that video of the Kano governor allegedly receiving bribe had gone viral in 2018
- It was reported that the EFCC had established the authenticity of the video clips after forensic analysis within and outside the country
Human rights lawyer, Audu Bulama-Bukarti, has demanded for the certified true copies of videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, allegedly receiving bribe.
Bulama-Bukarti, in a letter to the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, gave the commission seven-day ultimatum to make the copies available to him or face legal action, Daily Nigerian reports.
The news medium also claimed to have gathered that the commission had established the authenticity of the video clips after forensic analysis within and outside the country.
“I humbly write under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to request for certified true copy of the Result of the Forensic Analysis you conducted into the Video clips released by Daily Nigerian online newspapers between 14th and 15th October 2018 allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje receiving bribe.
“As you may recall, you informed me publicly on the 23rd of November 2018 at Queen Mary University of London that you were in London to, among other things, perform forensic analysis of the said videos.
“It is against the foregoing that I make this application.
“I am happy to pay such processing fees as you may charge for the preparation of the said document.
“Finally, may I remind you that by and under Section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, you have 7 days within which to avail me of this information, failing which I shall not hesitate to proceed under the relevant provisions of the Act,” Bukarti wrote.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Kano high court presided by Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamasi said the state House of Assembly does not have the power to investigate or invite or summon the governor over any alleged criminal case.
According to Justice Badamasi, the power to investigate criminal charges is vested in the police, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
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