Suspension: Anti-graft commission boss drags Kano gov’t to court | Dailytrust

Suspension: Anti-graft commission boss drags Kano gov’t to court

Suspended chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado
Suspended chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado

The suspended chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, has filed an application before the judicial division of National Industrial Court Abuja to challenge his suspension.

In a court document sighted by this newspaper, Kano State Government is the first defendant while the Attorney General of Kano State, Kano State House of Assembly, Accountant General Kano State, Barrister Mahmud Balarabe; Kano State Commissioner of Police are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th defendants respectively.

The suspended chairman of the state anti-graft commission also prayed the court to determine whether having regards to the circumstance of this case, Sections 8,15(i),(g), & (h), Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission law 2008 (As Amended), 36(1) of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999( as amended), the 1st Defendant can cause the 3rd Defendant to determine the petition of the 4th Defendant by suspending the Claimant from his statutory position of the Executive Chairman Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission without having recourse to the Claimant’s right to a fair hearing.

The complainant, through his counsels led by Muhammad Ibrahim Tola, also asked the National Industrial Court to determine whether by virtue of Sections 4(a), 5, & 6 of Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (As Amended), the 5th Defendant has a legal restitute and right to continue parading himself as the acting Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission after the expiration of 1-month suspension of the Claimant by the 1st Defendant.

He also wanted the court to determine if the defendant can suspend the claimant indefinitely and without the payment of his entitlement as the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission amongst other demands.

He prayed the court to give an order declaring his suspension as unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.

The Kano State House of Assembly had suspended the state’s antigraft commission’s boss over an alleged forgery.

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