Police Detain Kano Anti-graft Boss Rimin-Gado for Alleged Forgery

Police Detain Kano Anti-graft Boss Rimin-Gado for Alleged Forgery

  • Kano anti-graft commission chairman, Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, has been detained by the state police command
  • The Kano state House of Assembly on Monday, July 26, ordered the sack, arrest and prosecution of the suspended boss
  • The police said that an invitation was extended to Rimin-Gado for questioning since Saturday, July 24

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Kano state - Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, the suspended chairman of the Kano anti-corruption commission, has been detained by the state police command for alleged forgery and false declaration.

The Guardian reports that Rimin-Gado's detention came few hours after the House of Assembly ordered the state government to sack, arrest and prosecute him due to several petitions against him.

Kano state anti-graft chairman in police custody.
The Kano state police command has detained an anti-graft boss, Rimin-Gado over an alleged forgery. Credit: Muhuyi Rimin-Gado.
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Legit.ng gathered that at plenary held on Monday, July 26, and presided over by the speaker, Hamisu Chidari, the lawmakers ordered Rimin-Gado's immediate sack and prosecution.

According to the report, the chairman of the committee, Umar Gama, explained that the 12-member committee had concluded its investigations and came out with five recommendations.

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Kano House of Assembly orders immediate sack of Rimin-Gado

Gama said the recommendations include the immediate sack of the suspended chairman, his arrest and prosecution, and setting up an ad hoc committee to investigate the financial activities of the public complaints and anti-corruption commission.

Daily Trust also reports that while speaking to journalists after the sitting, the majority leader of the House, Labaran Madari, said the joint committee set up by the House to investigate the embattled chairman, found out that the medical report his lawyer submitted was fake.

The majority leader said:

“Our committee recommended that the state’s civil service should take appropriate action on Isah Yusuf, a Level Four officer serving as an accountant at the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission."

The police spokesman in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, who confirmed the report, said that Rimin-Gado was only invited for investigation.

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Police arrest controversial Kano cleric Sheik Abduljabbar

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, was arrested by the police.

It was reported that the arrest was confirmed by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, one of the aides of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Ibrahim said that Kabara, who is a factional leader of the Qadiriyya sect in Kano, would be prosecuted in accordance with Islamic teaching. Abduljabbar.

In another report, the Department of State Service (DSS) was on Monday, July 26, ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to release all worshippers at Dunamis International Gospel Centre who were arrested for wearing BuhariMustGo T-shirts.

Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order following an exparte application filed by the applicants' counsel, Tope Temokun.

Source: Legit.ng

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