The EFCC has given its reason for not probing Governor Ganduje of Kano State, over the bribery videos which went viral weeks ago.
According to EFCC, they can’t probe Governor Ganduje because of the immunity he enjoys as a Governor. Disclosing this in an exchange with Tap Nitiative for Citizens Development, a public accountability think-tank, during a tweet meet, EFCC wrote;
“The governor is still serving and constitutionally is covered by immunity. Being that as it may, the matter is in the instance sub judice.”
This is coming after President Buhari described the embattled Kano State Governor, as a responsible leader despite allegations of the governor receiving bribes.
The embattled governor has been in the news over the past few weeks after the publisher of Daily Nigerian, Ja’afar Ja’afar, alleged that he regularly received bribes from contractors handling projects in the state.
In a series of videos in Ja’afar’s possession, the governor was alleged to have received a total of $5 million in installments from a certain contractor on several occasions. Five different video clips have gone viral on social media showing the governor accepting bundles of dollar notes from the yet-to-be-identified contractor.
The president has been notably silent over the issue since it first broke last month, but was questioned about it while meeting with the Nigerian community in Paris, France on Monday, November 12, 2018.