Leaked Bribery Videos: Court Dismisses Case Against Ganduje

...the judgement restricts EFCC from investigating the governor
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Leaked Bribery Videos: Court Dismisses Case Against Ganduje
Leaked Bribery Videos: Court Dismisses Case Against Ganduje

The case seeking an order of the court to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate Governor, , has been dismissed.

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday dismissed the suit filed by a Kano based lawyer Bulama Bukarti.

The Judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence.

Bulama had approached the court seeking for an order compelling the to provide report of its forensic investigation analysis of the said video allegedly showing Ganduje receiving kickback from an unknown contractor.

However, Justice ruled that even though where the affidavit deposed to, is not countered, it is deemed admitted,the evidence therein must be cogent and verifiable.

The judge averred that the provisions of Freedom of Information Act 2011, required that information requested must be a public record and in the custody of the instruction of organization so requested from.

Justice Egwuatu dismissed the case on the grounds that the evidence before the court has not shown that the EFCC has the record of the forensic analysis of the bribery video allegations, noting that the report ought to be given to the Kano state House of Assembly ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the matter.

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