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APC National Chairman, Ganduje, wife, son, others to be arraigned April 17

"Ganduje, along with his wife, Hafsat Ganduje, their son, Umar Abdullahi Umar, and five others, are facing an eight-count charge bordering on dollar bribery allegation, misappropriation, and diversion of public funds running into billions"

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A Kano State High Court has scheduled April 17 to arraign the immediate past governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife, son, and five others, over alleged bribery and diversion of public funds running into billions of Naira.

The eight-count charge against Ganduje, his wife Hafsat Ganduje, their son Umar Abdullahi Umar, and five others involves allegations of dollar bribery, misappropriation, and diversion of public funds amounting to billions of Naira.

In a writ of summons sighted by Persecondnews, the case was fixed for April 17, 2024, before Justice Usman Malam Na’aba of the State High Court.

Persecondnews recalls that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated earlier that only the federal government can prosecute him.

He stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, regarding the decision of the Kano State Government to file criminal charges against him over alleged bribery of $413,000 and N1.38 billion, respectively.

He said: “In their desperate attempt to malign me and my family, they either forgot or probably cannot conduct themselves according to the dictates of the law.

“They failed to take judicial notice of the recent pronouncement of the Federal High Court in Kano, which ruled that the so-called offence I am being accused of is a federal offence that can only be prosecuted by the Attorney General of the Federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“They still have the opportunity to revert to my blueprint for Kano State’s sustainable growth and development.”

“It is not yet too late in the day for them to emulate my developmental strides. They can still salvage the situation, as my tenure was devoid of any wrongdoing.”

 

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