Kano Assembly recommends sack and arrest of anti-graft boss, Rimin Gado

The Kano State Assembly has recommended the sack and arrest of the state’s anti-corruption commission Chairman, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, after a series of alleged financial allegations against him. 

The resolution was made during the plenary presided by the Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, while receiving reports of a Committee set to investigate the suspended chairman. 

It was despite a court injunction warning against it.“Order of Interim Injunction is hereby granted to the Plaintiff/Applicant restraining the Defendants/Respondents from taking any step related to or in connection with this matter pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice,” the court had ordered. 

But while presenting the report, the chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Umar Musa Gama explained that the 12 member committee had concluded its investigations and had mapped out 5 recommendations. 

He said the recommendations include the immediate sack of the suspended chairman, arrest and prosecution of Muhyi as well as setting up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the financial activities of the public complaints and anti-corruption commission from the year 2015 to date. 

Speaking to journalists shortly after the sitting, the majority leader of the House, Labaran Abdul Madari said the joint committee set up by the House to investigate Muhyi found out that the medical report submitted by the suspended chairman’s lawyer was fake. 

He noted that the committee also recommended that the state civil service take appropriate action on Isah Yusuf, a level four officer serving as an accountant at the Kano State public complaints and anti-corruption commission. 

Labaran said the committee also called on the accountant earlier rejected by Muhyi to assume duty as soon as possible. 

Meanwhile, the embattled Rimingado honoured an invitation from Kano State Police Command earlier on Monday to answer charges of alleged forgery of medical report. 

This paper had earlier reported that the National Hospital said that the medical record presented by RiminGado was fake. 

The Kano State House of Assembly had earlier invited RiminGado to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating a petition against him on Wednesday July 14, 2021. 

But Gado failed to appear before the state house of assembly ad-hoc committee citing health grounds. He attached medical records as reason for failing to appear before the committee. 

However after the state house of assembly demanded a certified true copy from the national hospital, the hospital said “there is no patient named Muhuyi Magaji in our hospital record and no folder was opened in that name.” 

The letter dated July 19, 2021 with reference number NHA/CMAC/GC/0117/2021/V.I/01, read, “Following your request on the above, and the subsequent investigations, we wish to state the following findings. That there is no patient named Muhuyi Magaji in our hospital record and no folder was opened in that name. 

“That by our records, the name and signature of the doctor (Dr. Bayo) on the Medical Report does not belong to any staff of the National Hospital, Abuja. 

“Laboratory investigations in the National Hospital are no longer manually written on paper but electronically transmitted. 

“In the light of the above, Sir, the Medical Report/documents, which you attached , are NOT authentic.”

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