The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has reopened investigation into the bribery allegation against former Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The commission chairman, Muhuyi Rimingado, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, stated this during an interview with DCL Hausa.
Recall that, the Kano anti-commission boss was suspended from office by Ganduje, but was however, recently reinstated by the new government under Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
Upon his resumption to office, he vowed to continue the probe into the viral video footage showing Ganduje allegedly collecting bribes from a contractor.
Rimingado said this on Wednesday, shortly after he was returned to his position by Governor Yusuf following a court order nullifying his suspension.
Daily Nigerian had in 2018 published a series of videos exposing the then-Kano governor collecting kickbacks from contractors, triggering public criticism and calls for further investigations into the exposé.
For his role in the scandalous scenes, Ganduje has since been dubbed “Gandollar”, a social media jibe coined from the meshing of his last name and dollar.
Rimingado said, “As I said before my suspension, we are investigating the video, and when my reinstatement was announced, I also declared that we will continue from where we stopped.
“All the cases that people thought would be swept under the carpet will be revisited by God’s grace.
“We’ll build on the success recorded before my suspension because there are a lot of expectations on us, and we can’t afford to disappoint. And in the past, we didn’t prosecute people much because we adopted the carrot-and-stick approach.
“But I have learnt some experience during my suspension, and we will make some changes.
“So, I won’t relent until we get rid of corruption in the system.”