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Siege: Suspended Kano anti-graft boss, Muhuyi accuses Police of threat to life

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The suspended chairman of Kano State Public Complain and Anti -Corruption Commission , Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado has accused the state police commissioner, Sama’ila Shuaibu Dikko of intimidation and threat to his life.

This is coming after the police again laid sieged in the early hours of Monday on his Yahaya Gusau’s residence in Kano.

Muhuyi Rimin Gado in an interview with Solacebase accused the police commissioner of carrying out a hatchet job of intimidating him and his family and attempt to arrest him despite a court action and necessary services have been effected on the police.

‘’ Look as I speak with you , a case is before a federal high court in Kano with a motion for stay of execution on a judgement, and the matter has been adjourned to June 3rd , similarly, a notice of appeal from the court of appeal has been served on the police. So why is the siege on my house and why would the police be acting on a matter that is still before the court, Muhuyi questioned?

”If for any reason, my attention is needed, why would the police not invite me rather than laying ambush for me and intimidating my family.”

‘’Honestly this not the first nor the second time the Police Commissioner is being partisan,  on December 9th, 2021, he stopped an anti-corruption day celebration where I was to address participants at the last minute just for the fact that I am involved.’’

Solacebase had earlier reported that Kano Police Command confirmed laying siege to the residence of Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, on Sunday, March 27th , while the matter was slated for Monday, March 28th at a Federal High Court in Kano

Muhuyi said the police in 3 Hilux vehicles laid siege to his residence early on Monday.

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‘’ After observing early morning prayers (Subhi) and worshippers were leaving the Mosque, I was told they accosted one of my neighbor asking him if he is Muhuyi which the man told them he was not,’’ Muhuyi told Solacebase.

‘’He was subsequently asked to identify himself, possibly with an identity card but was later allowed to go after they were satisfied that he was not the person they were looking for.’’

Solacebase contacted the Command Spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the siege , said the suspended anti-graft chairman has been invited severally without honouring the invite and also there is a court order with arrest warrant on him.

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.

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

On July 19, 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.

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

 

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