Africa’s billionaire, Aliko Dangote has told the committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly to probe a bribery allegation against him and its former speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, not to waste their time on lies.
An online portal had claimed that Dangote gave Rurum N100 million to kill a probe of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi. Speaking Monday night, Dangote spokesman, Tony Chiejina told said that the allegation was ‘outright falsehood’ has been ’embarrassing’ to the businessman.
“Aliko Dangote does not even know the embattled speaker, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, let alone being his friend as alleged by the report”, Chiejina said.
it is recalled that Rurum had while responding to the allegation in an interview on 20 June, described the story as false, designed to tarnish his image and bring the whole Assembly into disrepute.