The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has filed charges and notice for commencement of trial against the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado over alleged financial irregularities and other offences.
In the notice written by the CCT Chairman, sighted by The Guardian, Chairman of Kano Anti-corruption Commission is being accused of false declaration of assets; failure to submit written declaration of all assets and liabilities and abuse of office.
The notice signed by CCT registrar, Binta Garba A., the defendant is being summoned to answer questions on 10 count charges burdening on illegal deposits of over N394 million into an account reflecting his name and inflation of contract charge among other charges.
As quoted in the notice, “Magaji whilst being the Executive Chairman of Public Complaints and anti-corruption Commission of Kano State and thereby a public officer on or about 19th day of March 2021 you put yourself in a position where your personal interest conflicted with the discharge of your duties and responsibilities in that you applied and got approval for the payment of the sum of one million seven hundred and sixty-six Naira (NI,766,666.06) only as professional audit fees per annum for the services of Messrs Salihu Metala & Co contrary to Six hundred thousand Naira (N600,000) only per annum submitted to you by Messrs Salihu Maitala & Co and you thereby contravene the provision of Section 5 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act CAP C15 LEN 2004 and Punishable under Section 23 (l) and (2) of the same Act 9.
“That you, MUHUYI MAGAJI, whilst being the Executive Chairman of Public Complaints and anti-corruption Commission of Kano state and thereby a public officer on or about 24h June, 2022 when you submitted your form CCB1
NO: KNSE149484 did make a false declaration by omitting and refusing to declare Account No: 0010209467 maintained with Sterling Bank which has been in operation since 2nd of May, 2016 and you thereby contravened the provisions of Paragraph 11(2) of Fifth Schedule Part 1 to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as altered and punishable under paragraph 18 (1) and (2) of the fifth schedule of the same Constitution.