President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti-corruption fight might have hit anothee dent after a governor from the party was reportedly caught on tape collecting millions of dollars in bribe.
As you read this, a Nigerian governor from one of the North West states has been caught on spy camera receiving kickbacks in hard currency for various projects executed by his administration.
The governor, who is gunning for his second term on the platform of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is another Farouk Lawan, with damning evidence of corruption against him.
In the three-episode clips seen by DAILY NIGERIAN reporter, the governor was shown on different dates receiving the bribe amounting to about 5 million dollars in total.
In one of the clips, the reporter watched how the governor, who appeared without a cap, took note of the names of contractors who paid the kickback and later tucked the bundles dollar notes into his kaftan side pockets and trousers pockets.
In another video, appearing in babbarriga and a cap, this reporter watched how the governor collected nearly 3 million dollars, being 25 percent kickbacks for selling market stalls.
DAILY NIGERIAN graphics expert, who was also invited to a secret meeting to ascertain whether the videos were genuine, confirmed that they were not doctored.
A representative from a refutable international anti-corruption agency, who was also furnished with the clips for authentication, confirmed that it was genuine.
“Going by the analysis we made on conversation and the graphics, we concluded that the voice matched the subject matter’s voice and the images are unmistakably his,” the agency’s representative said.
Upon confirmation of the authenticity of the videos, DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the clips would be taken to President Buhari.