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Journalist Who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Bribery Video Relocates To UK Over Threats

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A Nigerian journalist, Jaafar Jaafar, who uncovered a bribery video of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has fled the nation to the UK over alleged threats to his life.

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Jaafar relocated to the European continent along with his household and might not be returning to the nation “till the coast is obvious,” Premium Occasions was advised. 



The Day by day Nigerian writer was not too long ago invited by the police over alleged defamation of the character however he mentioned he would solely return to Nigeria when the federal government can assure his security.

SaharaReporters had on April 19 reported that Jaafar, who uncovered a video in 2018 exhibiting Ganduje, stuffing {dollars} in his pockets, has fled his Kano and Abuja residences over some demise threats he not too long ago acquired.











SaharaReporters had learnt that Jaafar is presently in hiding and considered one of his shut associates mentioned some unknown individuals had been on his path for a while.

“The journalist is now not staying at residence. He’s at risk as some unidentified individuals, prone to be hit males, have been trailing his actions, each at his Abuja and Kano residences,” the supply had mentioned.

It was gathered that the Inspector-Common of Police Monitoring Unit, additionally in a letter dated April 14, had invited the Day by day Nigerian writer for questioning, alleging that he was inciting violence and spreading injurious falsehood.

In a letter signed by ACP A. A. Elleman, the Monitoring Unit, mentioned that “This workplace is investigating a case of Legal Conspiracy, Defamation, Injurious Falsehood and Inciting Violence to the IGP through which your title featured.

“In view of the foregoing, you’re kindly requested to interview the undersigned on Monday, April 19, by 10.00am immediate by way of SP Usman Garba (Admin Officer) to shed extra gentle on the allegation.

“Your cooperation on this regard could be extremely appreciated, please.”

SaharaReporters had on March 22 reported that Jaafar had cried out that the governor needs to be held accountable if something unhealthy occurs to him.

Ganduje had in a latest interview with the British Broadcasting Company Hausa, mentioned the federal government was planning to cope with those that launched the movies.

Within the face of the renewed threats, the journalist wrote a petition to the Inspector Common of Adamu, Mohammed Adamu, by way of his counsel, Barrister Abdullahi Gumel.

Talking by way of his lawyer, Jaafar had famous that though Ganduje is a sitting governor and a member of the ruling get together, the IGP would deal with the matter professionally, diligently and speedily.

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