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Court rules in power of State anti corruption Agency case to probe Ganduje over Dollar bribe video

Court rules in power of State anti corruption Agency case to probe Ganduje over Dollar bribe video

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ruled that the Kano State Public and Anti-Corruption Commission lacks powers to investigate and prosecute a case of alleged collection of Dollar bribe by former governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice AM Liman, while delivering judgement in the long awaited controversial Dollar video clip case on Tuesday, held that the Kano Public and Anti-Corruption Commission lacks powers to investigate the case.

The judge held that the matter is a federal case which can only be investigated and prosecuted by a competent federal anti-graft agency like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He admitted that the scope of the judgment was limited to specific powers of the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission, and whether it can investigate the matter, despite the fact that it has elements of a federal case.


He ruled that it is only an office constituted by the National Assembly, like the EFCC, that can prosecute the case and as such, the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission should hands off the matter.

Reacting to the judgment, counsel to the Kano State Public and Anti-Corruption Commission, Usman Umar Fari, said the agency will appeal the verdict.

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