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As the EFCC calls in top officials, the CCB begins investigating the anti-corruption chair in Kano

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Muhyi Rimingado, chairman of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), is currently under investigation by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Meanwhile, the EFCC has ordered the Director of Finance of the anti-corruption agency in Kano to travel to Abuja and provide details of any financial dealings with the controversial Rimingado.

According to a letter dated August 8, 2023 and signed by Muhtar Bello, the acting Deputy Director of Cybercrime and other related crimes at the EFCC, and viewed by newsmen, the PCACC has been asked to furnish financial records of Rimingado beginning in 2019 so that the agency can take the appropriate measures.

In it, they say things like, “The Commission is looking into a matter where getting some answers from your office is crucial.

“In light of the foregoing, I respectfully request that you authorize the Director of Finance and Accounts to meet with the undersigned on Monday, August 29th, 2023 at 1000hours at Plot 301/302 Institution and Research District Jabi, along Airport Road, Abuja. He needs to bring these details with him:

The Accountant General’s Office of Kano State has sent over the following request for information: “Details of total funds issued to your office from 2019 to 2021 fiscal year.

The sum total of money issued to your office by the Kano state Ministry of Local Government between 2019 and 2021, along with information on any contracts signed and any accounts opened in the name of the beneficiaries.

To wit: “Any other relevant information that may assist the commission in its investigation.”

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Rimingado has been accused of breaking the Code of Public Officers, and a letter signed by CCB’s Director of Intelligence, Investigation & Monitoring, Gwimi S. P., confirms that an investigation has been opened into the matter.

It also requested information from the Director, Personnel Management Department of the Kano anti-corruption agency.

The Code of Conduct Bureau is looking into an allegation that one of your employees, Muhuyi Magaji Gado, broke the Code of Public Officers on August 14th. The letter, dated August 14th and addressed to Rimingado, reads as follows: “Pursuant to the mandate and powers of the Bureau as enshrined in the 3rd Schedule, Part 1, paragraph 3(e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Therefore, please provide the Bureau with Certified True Copies (CTC) of the following information:

His acceptance/appointment letter

Paystubs and records of service for the time period of July 2020 through August 2023.

Please accept the Bureau’s sincere respects while we eagerly await your prompt response.

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