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Suspended anti-graft boss shuns Kano Assembly

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The embattled chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, has shunned the summons of the House of Assembly.

He told journalists yesterday in Abuja that he was unable to appear before the Assembly due to an undisclosed medical condition.

The House of Assembly had invited Rimin-Gado to appear, yesterday, before its ad hoc committee investigating a petition against him.

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The lawmakers had suspended the anti-graft boss for one month over alleged rejection of an accountant posted to his commission by the office of the Accountant-General of the state. Following the suspension, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, last Thursday, appointed Mahmoud Balarabe as the acting Executive chairman of the commission.

Rimin-Gado, however, insisted that his suspension by the lawmakers was done out of malice, saying he was never giving a fair hearing.

HOWEVER, the lawmakers have suspended investigation on Rimin-Gado indefinitely. Addressing journalists after the suspension of the sitting, secretary of the committee who doubles as the Assembly’s Deputy Director, Legal Services, Abdullahi Bature, said the investigation could not continue because of the absence of the invitee.

Bature said Rimin-Gado was unable to appear but sent a legal representation that presented medical condition as major reason for his absence.

Rimin-Gado’s counsel, Usman Fari, submitted that his client would oblige the committee’s invitation when he gets well

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