Dollar Bribery Video: Court Fines Governor Ganduje For Withdrawing Suit Against Journalist

A Kano State High Court on Tuesday fined Kano governor Abdullahi Ganduje N800,000 for discontinuing his defamation swimsuit in opposition to a web based publication, Daily Nigerian, and it is writer and journalist, Ja’afar Ja’afar. 

Ganduje had dragged the writer, Ja’afar to court docket over a narrative and movies the place he was purportedly seen stuffing foreign exchange in his pocket, Signal NG stories. 

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The court docket, presided over by Justice Suleiman Danmallan, who granted the appliance to discontinue the case, nonetheless, directed the governor to pay N400,000 every to Ja’afar and guardian firm of the newspaper, each defendants within the swimsuit.

Counsel for each defendants, Ubi Eteng and Muhammad Danazumi had each urged the court docket to award a complete of N400 million as price of discontinuing the swimsuit however Ganduje’s counsel, O.E.B. Offiong (SAN) urged the court docket to ignore the prayers, noting that because the defendants had knowledgeable the court docket they’ve filed a counter-claim, subject of price needs to be delayed until then.

In the counter-claim filed by Ja’afar, the writer requested the court docket to declare that the governor’s case was “vexatious, baseless, gold digging and of no substance whatsoever.”

He additionally seeks the declaration that “the deployment of thugs, political stalwarts and primary school pupils by the plaintiff at the grounds of the Kano State House of Assembly chanting slogans and insults on the person of the defendant is unwarranted, uncalled for, immoral and defamatory.”

He thereafter requested the court docket to direct the governor “to issue a public apology to the 1st defendant in at least two national daily newspapers for filing a baseless case against the 1st defendant”

He additionally sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining the plaintiff both by himself, brokers, consultant, privies or any particular person howsoever known as from additional submitting any frivolous in opposition to him (Ja’afar) on this material.

The choose has, nonetheless, directed {that a} date could be mounted for listening to of the counter-claim when the events are prepared. 

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Dollar Bribery Video: Court Fines Governor Ganduje For Withdrawing Suit Against Journalist

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