Kano Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Suspended Over Alleged Bribe and False Asset Declaration

The Chairman of the Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaints Commission, Muhuyi Magaji, has been suspended from his position by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) following a 10-count charge of corruption filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on November 16, 2023.

Rimingado was arraigned in Abuja on Thursday, facing charges ranging from conflict of interest to false asset declaration and accepting bribes.

The Tribunal granted a motion for his suspension, directing him to step aside from his position pending the resolution of the case.

The suspension was announced in a terse statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Chief Press Secretary of the CCB, Veronica Kato.

According to Kato, the decision to suspend Magaji was made to ensure that he did not interfere with the ongoing trial against him.

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Kato disclosed that Justice Umar stated that it would be inappropriate for Magaji to continue discharging the duties of his office while facing trial.

“Muhuyi Magaji cannot continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of his office while facing trial to avoid any interference with the case. Hence the suspension; this is pending the conclusion of the trial,” Kato said.

The case against Magaji has been adjourned to May 7th and 8th, 2024, for further hearings. It is expected that during these hearings, both the prosecution and defence will present their arguments and evidence before the Tribunal.