By Abdullahi Jalaluddeen
The Executive Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC), Bar. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, says the Commission will relent in the fight against corruption despite the occurring challenges.
Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado disclosed this during a media chat in Kano.
He Lamented that detractors sponsored by suspected corrupt public officials under investigation are making efforts to distract the commission from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities.
Muhuyi noted that no amount of intimidation would stop the commission from fishing out and investigating suspected corrupt public officials so long as the law establishing the Commission permitted it to do so.
He also dismissed resent allegations of corruption within the commission’s management, describing it as the handiwork of those who had skeletons in their cupboard.
“Just recently, a law firm defending the case of N4 billion fraud at KASCO, which is already before a Kano High Court went as far as writing the Inspector General of Police for withdrawal of Police personnel attached to the commission.”
“Their argument was that the commission has no power to investigate corrupt public office holders. To us, this is laughable and we will not give in to such cheap ploys by those who siphoned public money to evade justice.”
He said even though the Commission would keep abiding by the Rule of Law, nothing would stop it from ridding the state of corrupt public office holders.
Rimingado, further explained that the commission has a Court of Appeal judgment that allows it to investigate, not only executive members of government and government agencies but, even those working in the judiciary.
“we are not deterred in all our investigations because we have weighty allegations against them. We have Court of Appeal judgment which empowers the Commission to investigate, not only the staff or former executive members of Kano State executive arm of government, but even those working in the judiciary.
“The Court of Appeal said the Commission has the powers, without even writing a letter to the Chief Judge, to investigate a matter.