Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reacted angrily to a report by an online media platform alleging that he was involved in graft.
In a rather stunning development, Abuja-based news platform New Nigerian, reported that Ganduje received up to $5 million in a series of questionable deals with state contractors.
The platform said it is in possession of three footages that showed how the governor was receiving bribes from state contractors.
One of the now viral videos showed a person, which it claimed to be the governor, roll nearly $3 million under his cloth.
Ganduje, a staunch supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, denied being the person in the video.
“We wish to state that there is no iota of truth to these allegations and if indeed there is any such alleged video, it is at best cloned,” the Kano state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba said in a statement.
“The government of Kano state is taking this matter seriously, and will exploit every appropriate and legal avenue to ensure that it gets to the root of the matter and the perpetrators are brought to book”.
Meanwhile, the news platform held in their report that its graphics expert, who was also invited to a secret meeting to ascertain whether the videos were genuine, confirmed that they were not doctored.