Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, has instituted a fresh suit against Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, an online news medium, over the publication of a dollar bribery video, in which he was reportedly captured.
The suit with No CU/1598/2021, dated 15 July, was filed against Jaafar Jaafar and Penlight Light Media Limited at an Abuja High Court.
The Writ of Summons stated: “You are hereby commanded that within fourteen days after service, of this writ.
“Inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you.
“In an action at the suit of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and take notice that in default the Claimant may proceed and judgment may be given,” the court cautioned.
The Writ of Summons signed by an Abuja High Court Registry stated that the validity of the issued Writ of Summons expires three calendar months from the date of issuance.
Governor Ganduje had earlier discontinued a suit before Kano High Court, seeking N2 billion as compensation against Jaafar Jaafar and his online publication for publishing a video content showing the governor allegedly stuffing his pockets with dollars said to be contract kick-backs.