By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kan
The witness in the $5 million kickbacks allegedly collected by the Kano governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has indicated interest to appear before the State Assembly investigative committee wearing a mask.
In a letter dated 4th November, 2018 made available to the committee by the counsel to the whistle blower, Saeed Muhammad Tudunwada & Co, stipulated conditions to be met for him to testify.
Most intriguing of the six conditions to be fulfilled is the physical presence of the governor before the committee not by proxy in tandem with transparency, followed by the panel shall convene a joint session comprising of governor Ganduje, Jaafar Jaafar, the witness and a renown Islamic cleric in the State, Sheik Aminu Daurawa.
In his letter, the Whistle-blower requested the Committee Chairman that all the video clips shall be submitted to two Cinematographers and video imaging Experts for analysis and reports, adding that an expatriate shall be invited through the embassy of his country of residence, cum an expert serving with the Department Of State Services (DSS).
Another demand is for the sitting to be limited and that the witness should be allowed to wear mask, bear pseudo name and receive protection from authorities for himself, family and business undertaking.
Kakaaki Reporters learnt that despite the court order to stop the investigation, the Committee has in a press statement said the order was misunderstood as it only urged status quo be maintained.