CCT suspends Magaji, Kano anti-corruption chief

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna
Muhuyi Magaji

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has suspended the Chairman, Kano State Anti-corruption and Public Complaints Commission, Alhaji Muhuyi Magaji.

This is contained in a terse statement made on Thursday in Abuja by the chief press secretary, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Veronica Kato.

According to Kato, Magaji was suspended over a 10-count charge of corruption filed against him by the CCB on November 16, 2023.

“Delivering the ruling, the Chairman CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, established that the Tribunal has the competence and jurisdiction to hear the case.”

“He (Umar) explained that Muhuyi Magaji cannot continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of his office while facing trial, to avoid any interference with the case. Hence the suspension, this is pending the conclusion of the trial,” Kato said.

The case has been adjourned to May 7 and 8, 2024, for a hearing.

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