Chairman Muhuyi Magaji

Kano Anti-Graft Boss Muhuyi Magaji Arraigned Over Alleged N390m Fraud, Granted Bail

Chairman Muhuyi Magaji

The Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Graft Commission, Muhuyi Magaji, has been arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on a 10-count charge of corruption.

The charges, filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), encompass alleged breaches of the code of conduct for public officers, conflict of interest, abuse of office, false asset declaration, bribery, and accepting gifts.

Magaji, who had been actively investigating the former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for alleged corruption based on a viral video depicting him receiving kickbacks in dollars from a contractor, now finds himself facing legal scrutiny.

The chairman was granted bail of N5 million, with two sureties possessing properties within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The case has been adjourned to January 10, 2024.

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The development unfolds amidst ongoing probes by both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau into Magaji’s tenure under the administration of former Governor Ganduje.

Notably, Magaji had vowed to bring Ganduje to justice if found guilty during the course of his investigation.

Adding another layer to the unfolding saga, the EFCC and CCB have separately sought financial records and details of forfeited properties from the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Graft Commission.

The agencies are specifically interested in information regarding funds released by the Office of the Accountant General of Kano State and the Kano State Ministry of Local Government from 2019 to 2021.

Furthermore, they are seeking details of contractual undertakings by the Commission from 2016 to the present date.

The pursuit of these records underscores the broader scope of the investigation into potential financial irregularities during Magaji’s tenure.