Kano Anti-Corruption Chairman Suspended Over Corruption Charges

The Chairman of the Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaints Commission, Muhuyi Magaji, has been suspended by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) following allegations of corrupt practices. This action comes after a 10-count charge was filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on November 16, 2023.

Veronica Kato, the Chief Press Secretary of the CCB, announced the suspension in a statement released in Abuja. She highlighted the tribunal’s decision to prevent Magaji from potentially influencing the course of his trial. Kato stated, “Delivering the ruling, the Chairman CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, established that the Tribunal has the competence and jurisdiction to hear the case.”

Justice Umar emphasized that it would be inappropriate for Magaji to continue discharging the duties of his office while facing trial. He added, “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.”

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.

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