The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has hauled the publisher of Daily Nigerian, Jafar Jafar before a High Court sitting in Abuja over his bribery video scandal.

According to the Writs of Summons, Gov Ganduje had filed a civil suit with No CU/1598/2021 dated 15 July, 2021 against Jafar Jafar and Penlight Media Limited.

The Writ of Summons stated that “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 Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and take notice that in default, the claimant may proceed and judgement may be given,” the court cautioned.

The Writ of Summons signed by an Abuja High Registry stated that the fertility of the issued Writ of Summons expires three calendar months from the date of issuance.

It will be recalled that governor Ganduje had earlier discontinued a suit before the Kano High Court seeking for N2billion as compensation against Jafar Jafar and his online publication for allegedly publishing a video content showing Governor Ganduje stuffing his pockets with dollars alleged to be contract kickbacks.

Jafar has since left Nigeria, citing threats to his life over the publication.