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Court bars EFCC, CCB, ICPC from probing Kano anti-graft agency boss

 

A Kano State High Court on Monday restrained the Economic and Financial Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from probing Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman.


The Chairman of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado has secured the order barring the agencies from further meddling into the affairs of the anti-graft agency.


The EFCC and the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, were said to have written letters to the state anti-corruption commission demanding probe of its activities and that of its chairman, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.


According to the court order, the plaintiffs in the suit are the Attorney General of Kano State, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, and Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, while the respondents are EFCC, CCB and ICPC


In the order granted on Monday, Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu said it was made by way of interim injunction restraining the respondents either by themselves, agents, staff, privies or whosoever from inviting, threatening, coaxing, cajoling, arresting, or in any way or manner interfering, meddling, or interloping in the affairs of any staff or person under the services of the plaintiffs, by whatever designation or nomenclature called, pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.


The court then adjourned the matter to 25th September, 2023, for hearing of the originating motion.

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