The contractor who recorded the bribery videos which saw Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State purportedly receiving bribes, has finally broken silence.
The contractor who sent in a letter to the chairman of the Kano Assembly investigative panel, through Saeed Muhd Twada, his lawyer, expressed his readiness to testify before the Kano House of Assembly panel investigating the issue.
The contractor who was referred to as a ‘whistleblower’, stated that his appearance before the panel will be based on the fulfillment of some conditions which were listed in the letter. He however added that his allegation against Ganduje is strictly personal, and that he would appreciate if the governor also appears in person at the panel.
Some conditions listed in the letter include submitting the video clips to two experts for forensic analysis and report: one, a serving officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the other an expatriate, while their bills will be paid for by the state.
“That a Certified True Copy of the Report(s) prepared by the experts shall be made available to our client prior to his appearance,” the letter read.
“That our client has undertaken to surrender to the experts, the device used in capturing all the events in the video clips submitted and others yet to be submitted for discreet analysis and scrutiny.
“That all the proposed questions to be asked by the panel in the anticipated session shall not be more than TEN (10) and shall be forwarded to our client in advance.
“That the sitting be restricted to limited persons and that our client should be allowed to wear mask, bear pseudo name and receive protection from authorities for himself, family and business undertakings.”
Though the Kano Assembly, under the leadership of Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, constituted a committee on October 15 to establish the authenticity of the videos, however the contractor also stated that the governor, Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, and one Aminu Daurawa must be in attendance during his testimony.