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Court reinstates Kano anti-graft boss

A National Industrial Court sitting in Kano has ordered the reinstatement of Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado as the Chairman of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption…

A National Industrial Court sitting in Kano has ordered the reinstatement of Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado as the Chairman of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) with immediate effect.

Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, Justice Ebeye David Eseimo Isele granted first, second and third prayers of the claimant (Rimingado) as contained in the summon.

The case is between Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado versus Kano State Government and Kano State House of Assembly which stripped him of his position as PCACC chairman.

The first prayer granted by the Court was for the lack of fair hearing.

The second prayer was against the second defendant, Kano House of Assembly, which the judge said lacked power whatsoever to dismiss or to recommend dismissal of the claimant without recourse to the principles of fair hearing.

The third prayer granted by the court was that the chairman was wrongfully dismissed by the state government.

After resolving all issues and granting all prayers, the judge, ordered Rimingado’s reinstatement with immediate effect.

Speaking shortly after the judgement, Counsel for the claimant, Yusuf Ali Faragai, expressed satisfaction, saying that the court had done the right thing by upholding justice.

Recall that Rimingado was summarily suspended and later removed from office by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje after the state assembly said it investigated and uncovered several anomalies against him.

But he had told journalists that the then governor decided to axe him because he was investigating some capital projects where the name of the first family allegedly featured.

 

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