Former Kano anti-corruption czar Muhyi, arrested


Armed policemen have arrested the embattled suspended Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

It was gathered that he was arrested at the Sokoto Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, where he went for screening as Kano governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

It was gathered that the policemen whisked him away immediately after his screening and took him to the FCT Command.

Security sources said he would be transported to Kano to face criminal charges.

On March 28, police in Kano laid siege to Mr Rimingado’s residence but failed to arrest him.

Recalls that the police stationed their vehicles near his Yahaya Gusau Road residence, and laid ambush on him around 7pm.

Mr Rimingado was suspended in July last year after opening probe on financial scandals and inflated contracts allegedly awarded to some companies linked to the governor’s family.

On March 1, a Federal High Court sitting in Kano dismissed an ex parte application filed by Mr Rimingado, seeking to stop an investigative panel instituted by Kano State House of Assembly and restrain the police from investigating, arresting or intimidating him, pending the hearing and determination of subsisting court action instituted at state high court.

Recall that the Kano State House of Assembly had invited Mr Rimingado to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating a petition against him on July 14, 2021.

But Mr Rigingado, while citing health grounds and attaching medical records to boot, demanded a certified true copy of the petition the assembly received against him and requested for more time appear.

On July 19, 2021, the National Hospital wrote to the Kano State House of Assembly, saying the medical records he presented to the House were fake.

In its reply dated July 19, 2021 with reference number NHA/CMAC/GC/0117/2021/V.I/01 and signed by the director, Clinical Services, Dr. A.A. Umar, the National Hospital said it investigated the documents and discovered that they were forged.