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Court Fixes Date for Ex-Governor Ganduje’s Bribery Trial

The Kano State High Court has scheduled the arraignment of the former governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife, son, and five others for alleged bribery on April 17.

Ganduje, his wife Hafsat Ganduje, their son Umar Abdullahi Umar, and five others are facing eight-count charges related to bribery, misappropriation, and diversion of public funds amounting to billions of Naira.

The case has been set for April 17, 2024, before Justice Usman Malam Na’aba of the State High Court, as stated in a summon seen by reporters.

Recall that the Kano State government filed a fresh charge against the former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his wife, Hafsat Umar and six others before the State high court.

Six other defendants joined in the fresh suit include, Ganduje’s son, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd and Lesage General Enterprises.

Kano State Government in the suit filed against the 8 defendants also said it has assembled 15 witnesses to testify against the defendants.

Ganduje and the others will be arraigned on eight counts bordering on a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.38bn, among others.

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