The contractor behind the videos showing the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly taking bribes in dollars has said he is ready to testify before the State House of Assembly panel investigating the matter.
The contractor, known as the “whistleblower”, signified his readiness in a letter sent to the chairman of the investigative panel, through his lawyer, Saeed Twada, the Cable reports.
He however said that he would appreciate if the governor also appeared at the panel.
The Kano assembly had set up a seven-man committee to investigate Mr. Ganduje after videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving millions of dollars in bribe from contractors emerged online.
In the letter sent to the panel, the contractor, however, named some conditions to be fulfilled before he would testify.
One of them is that the video clips would be submitted to two experts for forensic analysis. He said one of the experts should be a serving officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the other an expatriate, and their bills would be paid by the state.
The contractor also requested the attendance of the governor, Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, and one Aminu Daurawa.
He further demanded, “that a Certified True Copy of the report(s) prepared by the experts shall be made available to our client prior to his appearance,” the letter read.
“That our client has undertaken to surrender to the experts the device used in capturing all the events in the video clips submitted and others yet to be submitted for discreet analysis and scrutiny.
“That all the proposed questions to be asked by the panel in the anticipated session shall not be more than 10 and shall be forwarded to our client in advance.
“That the sitting be restricted to limited persons and that our client should be allowed to wear a mask, bear a fictitious name and receive protection from authorities for himself, family and business.”
Governor Ganduje continues to deny the allegations.