Kano Assembly suspends anti-corruption agency boss

The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended the state anti-corruption czar, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, for one month over an alleged refusal to accept a transferred accountant to his office from the Kano Accountant General office.

The posted Chief Accountant was rejected and was even served with a rejection letter in that respect.

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

According to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary, Kano State House of Assembly, Comrade Uba Abdullahi, a copy made available, on Monday, to pressmen in Kano said after series of deliberation on the floor of the House, the House agreed to suspend the Chairman of the Public Complain and Anti Corruption Commission for a period of one month to give way for the investigation on the subject matter.

The House appointed the House Committee Chairman on Public Complain, Hon Umar Musa Gama, to head the Committee and the members of the Committee comprises; Hon Lawan Shehu, Chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Chairman House Committee on Public Account, Hon Salisu Ibrahim Doguwa, House Committee Chairman on Finance, Hon Magaji Dahiru Zarewa, Hon Sale Ahmad Marke, Chairman House Committee on Hajj.

The Committee has Deputy Director Legal as Secretary and Secretary Public Account Committee as Co-secretary, while the Committee was given two weeks within which to present its report finding to the Honourable House.

However, a source who preferred anonymity disclosed that Muhuyi has been having a running battle with the government over alleged financial misconduct and operating a lifestyle above his earnings.

An unconfirmed source hinted that Muhuyi has been having a running battle with the government over alleged financial misconduct and operating a lifestyle above his earnings.

However, a source in the office also disclosed that Muhuyi was suspended for commencing an investigation into the construction of the State Cancer Center believed to be spearheaded by the first family of the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

All efforts made to get his comment on the unfolding event was not successful as of the time filling this report.

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