A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, Movement Against Corruption in Nigeria (MACIN) has called on Interpol, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and other relevant agencies to put the former Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on close watch in order to avoid escaping from the country.
The Lead convener of the group, Comrade Kabiru Dakata and Co-convener Amb. Michael Nworiso, made the call during a press conference in Kano on Sunday.
Dakata said the call became necessary because the former Governor is using delay tactics in court to stop the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission and police from arresting him.
“Ganduje need to be on watchlist because he is hiding under the present Bola Ahmed led administration and to run out of the country before the investigation.
“It was uncovered that in case the above two strategies failed, Ganduje will run out of the country” Dakata said
He called on Ganduje to respect the laws of the land including the Kano State Anti-Corruption law, and submit himself for investigation so as to allow justice to take its course.
“This delay tactic he is using will indicate that he is indirectly admitting the allegation but does not want to be investigated.
Dakata also called on President Bola Ahmed, not allow anybody with corruption allegations use the image of his brand new administration as hiding place to sabotage investigation and prosecution.
“We appeal to Mr President to distance his cabinet from people like Ganduje so that the International Community will not tag Nigeria as Fantastically Corrupt,” Dakata said.
Justice Watch News recalls that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano on July 7, restrained Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) Nigeria Police and six others from harassing, arresting, Ganduje and his family, pending the determination of substantive originating motion.