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Money laundering: Ganduje faces fresh charges 

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The Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaints Commission has filed fresh charges of corruption and maladministration against an ex-governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The chairman of the anti-graft commission, Muhuyi Magaji stated this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday.

He said, “What is happening now is a tip of the iceberg.

“As I am talking to you, we are investigating a case whereby N51.3bn local government funds were directly taken from the government coffers and sent to other individuals, and we traced it to people.”

Magaji alleged that the Ganduje government took N1bn from the state coffers a month to the expiration of the administration’s tenure in May 2023 but the money was sent to Bureau de Change operators and not used for road renovation as earmarked.

“We have filed a series of cases. We have a case whereby N1bn in April last year (2023) was removed from government coffers under the allocation of renovating 30 roads in the metropolis and it was taken away, sent to Bureau de Change.

“We have a case of N4bn whereby it was sent from the consolidated revenue account of Kano State to an agricultural company. All these cases are before the court,” he said.

The Kano anti-graft chairman, who said he was being viewed as a “stubborn person” in some quarters, insisted that the court ruled that money laundering was a federal offence but the commission has the right to probe alleged corruption and maladministration by the Ganduje administration

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