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#GANDOLLAR VIDEO: Ganduje Gets Court Order to pay N.8m to Ja’afar

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A  State High Court in Kano has ordered Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to pay the sum of N800,000 to the Publisher of Daily Nigerian, Ja’afar Ja’afar, and to Penlight Media Limited as a time-wasting penalty fee after the governor  asked the court to discontinue a defamation case which he filled to exonerate himself from the popular, but controversial dollar bribery video tagged #GRANDOLLAR

The presiding judge, Justice Suleiman Na-mallam while rulling granted the some of N400,000 each to the two defendants on Tuesday’at the court sitting, when the defendants counsels, U. Eteng (Counsel to Ja’afar Ja’afar) and M. B. Azumi (Counsel to Penlight Media Limited) did not object to the application to discontinue the case but demanded the sum of N400 million as part of terms to discontinue the suit.

It would be recall that the Publisher, Ja’afar Ja’afar, had released a video clip in which Ganduje the governor was seen with wantum of dollar bills being stuffed into his pocket, alleging it was a kickback the governor demanded from contractors, which Gnduje had since denied. Ganduje had thereafter drageed Ja’afar Ja’afar and other defendants to court for character defamation, but later on the 28th June, 2021 through his counsel, Offiong Offiong made a turn to discontinue the suits

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