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Saturday, 18 November 2023 06:31

Alleged N390m fraud: CCB arraign Kano anti-graft boss

The Code of Conduct Bureau has arraigned the Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Graft Commission, Muhuyi Magaji on a 10-court charge of corruption before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.

The charges against Magaji, who was arraigned on Thursday, November 17, bother on alleged breach of the code of conduct for public officers; conflict of interest, abuse of office, false asset declaration, bribery, and accepting gifts, among others.

The CCB in a document exclusively obtained by our correspondent noted that investigation showed that the Chairman failed to declare some bank accounts bearing his name and that have the sum of N394m, thereby raising suspicion of corruption.

The defendant was, however, granted bail in the sum of N5m with two sureties that have properties within the FCT, while the case was adjourned to January 10, 2024.

Saturday PUNCH had earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Code of Conduct Bureau are probing Magaji over his stewardship under the administration of the former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Magaji who was probing the former Kano State governor, now National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, for alleged corruption over a viral video showing the former governor allegedly receiving kickbacks in dollars from a contractor, had vowed to investigate the video and bring Ganduje to book, if found guilty.

While a letter by the EFCC, obtained by our correspondent on Saturday, directed the PCACC’s Director of Finance and Accounts to appear for an interview at its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja on August 29, a correspondence by the CCB, also seen by our correspondent, requested for documents concerning his stewardship.

Both federal agencies asked the PCACC’s chair to furnish them with financial records and details of forfeited properties.

“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly release the director of finance and accounts to report for an interview with the undersigned through the team leader AFF/TC at Plot 301/302 Institution and Research District Jabi, along Airport Road, Abuja on Monday, 29th August 2023 by 10:00 hours.

“He should come along with the following information; Details of total funds released to your office by the Office of the Accountant General of Kano state from 2019 to 2021 fiscal year.

“Details of total funds released to your office by the Kano State Ministry of Local Government from 2019 to 2021 including contracts executed and details of beneficiary accounts,” the correspondence stated.

The CCB letter, however, read in part, “Consequently, you are kindly requested to furnish the Bureau with certified True Copies of detailed information on the following: All contractual undertakings by the Commission from 2016 to date.

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