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Kano ward exco suspends Ganduje from APC, urges him to clear his name in bribery case

Kano ward exco suspends Ganduje from APC, urges him to clear his name in bribery case

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been declared suspended from the party.

Ganduje’s suspension was said to have been effected by members of his ward, the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State on Monday.

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He was said to have been suspended as a result of the alleged corruption charges levelled against him by the state government.

The executive council of Ganduje Ward led by Haruna Gwanjo, the legal adviser, disclosed this during a press briefing in Kano on Monday.

Gwanjo said the former governor has to clear his name of corruption allegations regarding his long-standing dollar case.

Expected arraignment

Reports have revealed that Ganduje will, on April 17, 2024, be arraigned on charges bothering on allegations of bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds, including the purported acceptance of $413,000 and N1.38bn in bribes.

The Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, who confirmed the development, said Ganduje would be arraigned alongside his wife and six others.

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The accused individuals, as listed in the writ of summon, include Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd, and Lesage General Enterprises.

The Kano State Government, which initiated the criminal suit against the eight respondents, declared its readiness to present 15 witnesses to testify before Justice Usman Na’aba of the State High Court, according to a Vanguard report.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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