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Why Kano gov, Ganduje should be sentenced to death for receiving kickbacks – Activist

Aisha Yesufu, a co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, says Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano State ought to be sentenced to death for receiving kickbacks.

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Mr Ganduje, in 2018, was seen in series of video clips receiving wraps of dollar notes and pocketing them in his Agbada attire. The action earned him the sobriquet, Gandollar, by critics.

Daily Nigerian, an online news medium which published the clips reported that the Kano helmsman received the funds amounting to $5million as kickbacks from project contractors in the state.

In his reaction, Ganduje denied receiving the bribe, saying the videos were doctored, a contrary view held by experts who reviewed the clips. Although the matter is still in court, the governor enjoys immunity from prosecution until the expiration of his tenure.

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Last week, he expressed readiness to sign the death sentence of a musician in the state said to have blasphemed against prophet Mohammed, venerated by Muslims. This angered Yesufu who said the governor ought to be sentenced to death if judged using Sharia law that was used on the Kano musician.

She canvassed for the application of the Sharia law on the governor caught taking bride rather than the Nigerian constitutional immunity which he is enjoying.

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“Ganduje was caught on camera allegedly collecting bribe. In sharia law any gift to public servant belongs to the State talkless of one caught collecting bribe,” Mrs Yesufu said in a Friday tweet.

“There is no immunity in sharia law. Ganduje should be the one sentenced to death not signing death warrant,” she added.

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