Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was taken aback when a question on Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s alleged bribery videos was thrown at him by a journalist.
In a series of video clips released by an online news platform, DailyNigerian, Governor Ganduje was seen collecting bundles of dollars believed to be kickback from contractors for projects in Kano state.
While the Kano State House of Assembly was investigating the matter, some civil society organisations had expressed concerns over the “silence” of the EFCC, an anti-graft agency, on the allegation.
During a press conference at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Monday, November 12, 2018, Magu declined comments on the Ganduje bribery allegation.
“Next question please”, Magu told a journalist who asked the anti-graft czar to speak on the issue.
Despite the anti-corruption posture of the federal government, President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.
Governor Ganduje has appeared in a trove of video clips allegedly receiving bribe, amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state.
I hate bribe - Ganduje
Meanwhile, Ganduje has denied accepting kickbacks from contractors in the state.
The governor who failed to appear before the Kano State House of Assembly Committee investigating the matter said he hates bribe.