“Collect bribes to compromise election petition, lose your life,” Kano official warns Nigeria’s corrupt judges

The Kano Commissioner of Lands and Physical Planning, Adamu Kibiya, has threatened judges hearing the election tribunal appeals on the 2023 governorship election in his state with death if they accept bribes to pass judgement. 

Speaking during a solidarity rally by the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kano, the commissioner on Thursday sternly warned the judges against compromising the outcome of the 2023 state’s governorship election.

“Any judge that allows himself to be used and collect bribes and pass judgement that is not right, we want to tell him; he must choose between his life and the bribe money he collected,” Mr Kibiya was quoted by a Channels TV report.

Mr Kibiya threatened that if the judges’ ruling didn’t favour the NNPP, insecurity would be worse in Kano than the banditry situation being currently experienced in Kaduna, Zamfara, and Katsina.

“You have seen the conflict (banditry) in Zamfara, Kaduna, and Katsina. I swear because of this governorship seat, everyone will die. The conflict that will start in Kano will be deadlier than the ones in those states and Borno,” he warned. 

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