According to the news platform, multiple contractors in the state allege that the governor personally receives from 15 to 25 percent kickbacks for every project executed in the state.
The news platform reported that the sting operation to capture the governor on camera began two years ago when one of the contractors agreed with DAILY NIGERIAN request to plant spy camera on his kaftan lapel while offering the bribe.
During about 10 months efforts to capture the bribe giving/taking scenes, the governor’s face and body were clearly captured in nine clips, while six others did not clearly reveal the governor’s face. About $5m dollars were delivered to the governor during the sting operation.
One of the contractors who preferred not to be named said the reason he collaborated with DAILY NIGERIAN was to expose corruption and bring sanity to the country.
DAILY NIGERIAN had earlier claimed that it was in possession of three sets of videos showing the governor receiving bribes from one of the contractors. One of the videos showed the governor roll nearly $3 million (25 percent) under his dress, Daily Nigerian alleged.
The Kano state government has however denied such atrocity claiming that the video was ‘cloned’.
We wish to state that there is no iota of truth to these allegations and if indeed there is any such alleged video, it is at best cloned,” the Kano state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said in a statement.
“The government of Kano state is taking this matter seriously, and will exploit every appropriate and legal avenue to ensure that it gets to the root of the matter and the perpetrators are brought to book”
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