CCB probes Muhi Rimingado, Kano anti-corruption boss, as EFCC summons top official to Abuja

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The Code of Conduct Bureau has begun a probe against Muhyi Rimingado, the head of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has called the director of finance of the Kano anti-graft agency to Abuja in order to provide the commission with pertinent transactions concerning Rimingado.

According to a letter of invitation dated August 8, 2023 and signed by Muhtar Bello, acting deputy director, Cybercrime and other related crimes, EFCC, which our reporter saw, PCACC must furnish financial records for Rimingado from 2019 in order to take the appropriate action.

“The Commission is investigating a matter in which it is crucial to receive specific clarification from your office,” it says in the letter. Please release the Director of Finance and Accounts so that they can meet with the undersigned for an interview at Plot 301/302 Institution and Research District Jabi, along Airport Road, Abuja, on Monday, August 29, 2023 at 1000 hours.

“He should bring the following data: I. Specifics of the total money released to your office by the Kano State Office of the Accountant General from the 2019 to 2021 fiscal year. II. Information on the total amount of money your office received from the Kano state Ministry of Local Government between 2019 and 2021, including information on contracts that were carried out and beneficiary account information.

A second letter from the CCB, this one from the Director, Intelligence, Investigation & Monitoring, Gwimi S. P., stated that the Bureau had opened an inquiry into Rimingado’s alleged transgression of the Code of Public Officers and urged the Director, Personnel Management Department of the Kano anti-corruption agency to provide the necessary information to support the investigation.

The letter states, “The Code of Conduct Bureau is investigating a case of alleged violation of the Code of Public Officers against a staff member of your organization by name Muhuyi Magaji Gado in accordance with the mandate and powers of the Bureau as enshrined in the 3rd Schedule, Part 1, paragraph 3(e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. As a result, you are kindly asked to provide the Bureau with certified true copies (CTC) of the following information. First, his letter of appointment and acceptance; second, his pay stubs from July 2020 to August 2023; and third, his service records.

Recall that the Kano State House of Assembly had previously dismissed Rimingado from his position; however, the current Kano State administration has since restored him.

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