One Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda has been imprisoned for allegedly accusing Kano State Governor Abdullahi Gandujue of bribery.
The citizen is said to have accused the governor of bribing the Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) national leadership to enable his factional leader, Abdullahi Abbas, to get the party’s certificate of return as Kano chairman.
In response to the accusation, a suit was filed against Kwamanda and subsequently, a magistrate court sitting in the Nomansland area of Kano metropolis on Tuesday, March 8 ruled in favour of Governor Ganduje, Naija News reports.
Though the citizen had pleaded not guilty, he was, however, jailed on three count charges bordering on the alleged character assassination of the state governor.
The presiding judge, Aminu Magashi ordered Kwamanda to be remanded in a correctional centre after declining the defence counsels’ prayer of granting him bail.
The judge thereby adjourned the case to March 15, 2022, and ordered the defendant to be remanded till then.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) had claimed in a recent publication that Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has many graft cases to answer m when his tenure ends in 2023.
The Executive Secretary of the committee, Prof. Sadiq Isah Radda, stated this while speaking at the 26th Anti-Corruption Situation Room (ACSR) Assessment of 2021, Naija News reports.
The programme was organized by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society organization, at the Rock-view Royale Hotel.
Prof Radda in his statement noted that the All Progressives Congress Governor “has many cases to answer while in office and even more after living office”.
Other discussions in the meeting include, how corruption fought back in 2021, the experience of whistleblowers, anti-corruption actors and journalists in the country.