The National Industrial Court sitting in Kano state has ordered the state government to reinstate sacked Chairman of the state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado with immediate effect.
The court presided over by Justice Ebeye David Eseimo ruled that the removal of Rimingado from office as the state anti-corruption boss was “illegal, null and void.”
Rimingado was appointed the state anti-corruption commission’s head by the Abdullahi Ganduje administration which later sacked him over corruption allegations and illegal appointments of some of his staff.
Seeking redress, the sacked chairman dragged Kano State Government, the House of Assembly and Attorney General of the State to court challenging the legitimacy of his removal from office.
The court presided over by Justice Ebeye David Eseimo granted his three prayers against the defendants.
The judge ruled that the second defendant has no right to recommend the dismissal of the plaintiff without first hearing from the claimant.