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Kano Assembly Suspends Probe Of Head Of State Anti-Graft Agency

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The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended the investigation of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission boss, Muhyi Magaji Rimingado.

Recall that the Kano State Assembly had suspended Muhyi Magaji Rimingado.

It was gathered that Magaji was suspended by the house for rejecting an accountant sent to the commission by the state’s Accountant General.

The lawmakers said they received a petition from the Office of the Accountant General of the State in the Ministry of Finance on the refusal of the chairman to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.

But speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the Secretary of the committee and Deputy Director, Legal Services, Kano State House of Assembly, Bar. Abdullahi A. Bature Dal announced the suspension of the investigation and to give a new date for his appearance.

Dal said the assembly was served with a letter by the lawyer to the suspended chairman informing the house that he is ill and in Abuja attending to his health issues.

According to him, “We received a letter from the lawyer of the suspended Chairman of the commission stating that he is ill and attending to his health issue in Abuja and demanded for some documents which we would oblige them.”

Responding, the lawyer to the suspended chairman, Barr. Usman Fari said his client was not present in the assembly on two grounds bothering on his health and other conditions.

He noted that apart from the health issue, they were requesting from the house, to provide them with a certified True Copy of the petition against Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

“Since he was suspended by the house on July 5th, there was no single letter, nor a copy of the allegation against him. The only document we have received was the invitation letter sent to him dated July 12th. Hence he needed to be inform of the allegations against him.

“Our client is very willing and ready to honour the house invitation, however, he must be obliged adequate time in line with medical advice of his physicians,” Fari stated.