The Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has sued DAILY NIGERIAN newspaper and its Publisher, Jaafar Jaafar, over video clips published by the newspaper showing the governor collecting bribe in hard currency from contractors.
The suit, which has been filed at a state High Court, is coming one month after publishing the bribe-taking video story.
In the suit filed by Mr Ganduje’s counsel, Nuraddeen Ayagi, the governor is seeking the court to, among others, restrain DAILY NIGERIAN from further publishing what he called “defamatory doctored video clips.”
The governor also wants the court to order DAILY NIGERIAN to pay the sum of N3 billion as damages for the defamation of his character.
Mr Ganduje further asked the court to order DAILY NIGERIAN to write and publish a public apology and syndicate same through other online platforms with global accessibility.
The governor has appeared in several video clips reportedly obtained DAILY NIGERIAN receiving bribe, which the online medium said amounted to about $5million.
Mr Jafaar said he was in position of 15 of the video clip, but only about five has so far been published.