Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado, the recently reinstated Chairman of the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission, has pledged to reopen the highly publicized case involving former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the alleged dollar fraud scandal. The case gained widespread attention when online publication Daily Nigerian released videos purportedly showing Ganduje accepting kickbacks totaling $5 million from contractors.
Despite Ganduje’s vehement denial of the allegations and his claims that the videos were doctored, he even went as far as filing a court suit seeking damages and a perpetual injunction against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prevent further investigation into the dollar videos.
However, following his reinstatement by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, Rimin Gado, who was removed from his position by Ganduje due to his pursuit of investigations into the former governor’s financial activities, stressed the importance of thoroughly probing the case.
The reinstated Chairman’s determination to reopen the alleged dollar fraud case indicates a renewed commitment to combating corruption in Kano State. The scandal surrounding the ex-governor and the kickback videos has remained a significant point of contention, and Rimin Gado’s statements signal a departure from the previous administration’s stance.
As the case resumes, all eyes will be on the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission to ensure a fair and impartial investigation into the alleged financial impropriety. The outcome of this high-profile case will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for accountability and transparency in Nigeria’s political landscape.