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Kano Anti-Corruption Commission Chair Suspended

According to the Code of Conduct Bureau, the decision to suspend Magaji was made to ensure that he does not interfere with the ongoing trial against him.


Magaji Muhuyi

 

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.

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 does not interfere with the ongoing trial against him.

“Delivering the ruling, the Chairman CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, established that the Tribunal has the competence and jurisdiction to hear the case,” stated Kato.

Justice Umar emphasised 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 explained.

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 defense will present their arguments and evidence before the Tribunal.