Editor-in-chief of popular Online Newspaper, Jafaar Jafaar, has revealed that his life has been in danger since releasing a video which shows the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, receiving cash from unknown men.
The popular journalist also claimed he was offered a whopping $5million to take down the video before it went viral.
Ganduje received heavy bashing after the video went viral in October 2018, but the governor denied the allegation saying ‘it was doctored’.
The governor went ahead to drag the Online newspaper before a Kano High Court, demanding three billion Naira (N3 Billion) for defamation.
However, with reports of journalists being barred from properly covering the just concluded Nigerian elections in some states, Jafaar Jafaar pleads to the public to tell the government to stop harassing journalists.
“My name is Jafaar Jafaar. I’m an investigative journalist and editor in chief of the Daily Nigerian. Last year I published two videos where a Nigerian governor appeared receiving bribes.
“Shortly after, I was offered 5 million dollars to take the videos down. Since refusing this offer, I’ve faced charges in court and authorities have allowed people to threaten, harass and attack me and my supporters.
“Please tell the government to stop harassing journalists,” he said.