EFCC, CCB probe Kano anti-graft agency chair investigating Ganduje – Punch Newspapers


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Code of Conduct Bureau are probing the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhyi Rimingado, over his stewardship under the administration of the embattled former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Rimingado, who is probing Ganduje, now the National Chairman of the ruling the All Progressives Congress, for alleged corruption over a viral video showing the ex-governor allegedly receiving kickbacks in dollars from a contractor, had vowed to investigate the video and bring Ganduje to book if found guilty.

While a letter by the EFCC, obtained by our correspondent on Saturday, asked Rimingado to direct the PCACC’s Director of Finance and Accounts to appear for an interview at its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja on August 29, a correspondent by the CCB, also seen by our Sunday PUNCH, requested for documents concerning his stewardship.

Both federal agencies asked the PCACC’s chair to furnish them with financial records and details of forfeited properties.

“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly release the Director of Finance and Accounts to report for an interview with the undersigned through the team leader AFF/TC at Plot 301/302 Institution and Research District Jabi, along Airport Road, Abuja on Monday, 29th August, 2023 by 10:00 hours,” the EFCC letter read.

“He should come along with the following information; details of total funds released to your office by the Office of the Accountant General of Kano state from 2019 to 2021 fiscal year.

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“Details of total funds released to your office by the Kano state ministry of local government from 2019 to 2021 including contracts executed and details of beneficiary accounts,” the correspondence added.

The CCB letter, however, read in part, “Consequently, you are kindly requested to furnish the Bureau with Certified True Copies of detailed information on the following: All contractual undertakings by the commission from 2016 to date.

“All records of recoveries, forfeiture and management of the same from 2016 — date; records of all financial allocations to the commission, including donor agency funds from 2016 to date, status of all the commission’s buildings across the local government of the state.”

The PUNCH reports that in 2022, Rimingado was sacked by the former Kano State governor on allegations bordering on abuse of office.

However, on June 21, 2023, the incumbent governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, approved Rimingado’s reinstatement as PCACC chair, honouring an order of an industrial court that was earlier disobeyed by Ganduje.

When contacted, the spokespersons for the EFCC and the CCB, Wilson Uwujaren and Veronica Kato, respectively, did not respond to phone calls and text messages by our correspondent.


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