Kano Assembly suspends anti-corruption’s chairman

The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended the Chairman, State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado, for one month.

The suspension of the Anti-graft agency boss followed a petition received from the Office of the Accountant General of the State on the refusal of the chairman to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.

The Chief Accountant deployed to the agency was rejected through a rejection letter issued to him by the chairman, according to the State Accountant General, Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu.

This necessitated the office of the Accountant General to send a petition to the state House of Assembly for its intervention on the matter.

After a heated deliberations on the floor of the House, it was agreed to suspend Rimin-Gado for a period of one month to give way for the investigation on the subject matter.

The Assembly set set up a committe under the leadership of the House Committee Chairman on Public Complaints, Umar Musa Gama, to investigate the matter.

The Committee has Deputy Director Legal as Secretary and Secretary Public Account Committee as Co-secretary and the committees was given two weeks to present report of its findings to the House.

Recall that Rimin-Gado ran into trouble when the State Government realized that he was operating a flamboyant lifestyle allegedly above his earnings.

Other allegations against him include not turning records of donations from Open Government Policy (OGP) programme as well as recovered funds not known to the Government.

The embattled Anti-graft agency boss was said to have rejected all the allegations insisting that he runs an open system and that all his records are available for anybody to see.

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