The police in Kano have banned members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the state from embarking on a rally to call for the resignation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, over an alleged $5 million bribe.
In some videos trending online, Governor Ganduje is seen receiving bundles of dollars ammounting to about $5million alleged to be bribe being paid by persons believed to be contractors to the state government.
Online medium, Daily Nigerian published the videos on Sunday afternoon, saying it was the product of a sting operation meant to expose the governor’s contant bribe taking from contractors.
The governor has debunked the video as “cloned” and threatened to sue Daily Nigerian publishers.
While the state House of Assembly has launched an investigation into the matter, some students informed the police of their protest fixed for October 29. They intend to march from Zoo Road to the Kano State government house to ask the governor to step aside to allow for an independent investigation.
But the Kano police spokesperson, Magaji Majia, said the police rejected the students’ request to conduct the rally, saying they should channel their complaints to the House of Assembly probe panel.
Majia said: “I wish to warn the group leader, Comarade Isa Abubakar, to caution his members to desist from embarking on this rally.
“However, we advise anyone who has a complaint or suggestion on this matter to approach the committee set up by the state House of Assembly in order to expand investigation.
“But whoever caught violating this directives would face the wrath of law”.