By News Desk

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the former Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

The travails of Muhuyi started when he was suspended by the Kano State House of Assemblyfor one month based on a petition received from the Office of the Accountant General of the State for his refusal to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.

The Chairman was also accused for appointing a level 4 civil servant from his hometown, Rimin gado as the accountant of the commission.

Magaji was summoned to appear before the ad-hoc committee investigating a petition against him to account for six years of the commission under him.

Magaji has been directed to present before the panel or committee details of all payments made from recovery account from 2015 to date, all cash books from the period of 2015 to date and details of payments made from expenditure account from the period of 2015 to date.

He refused to appear before the Kano State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee investigating him, citing health challenges.

Findings by SAHELIAN TIMES showed that his lawyers presented a “follow Medical certificate” document to the State House of Assembly.

Muhuyi’s lawyer, Barr. Usman Umar Fari in a document submitted to the house of assembly said that the suspended Chairman of the Commission is attending to his health in Abuja, hence he forwarded his hospital documents from the National Hospital Abuja.

Muhuyi’s certificate

In a bizarre twist of events, the authenticity of the laboratory results submitted to the Kano State House of Assembly raised more questions than answers.

The embattled Magaji submitted the laboratory results to serve as an alibi for his failure to appear before the committee as scheduled.

SAHELIAN TIMES exclusively reported about how the laboratory results raised question marks, which drew public interest.

On 23rd July, 2021, the National Hospital wrote to the Kano State House of Assembly, saying the medical records he presented to the House were fake.

In its reply dated July 19, 2021 with reference number NHA/CMAC/GC/0117/2021/V.I/01 and signed by the director, Clinical Services, Dr. A.A. Umar, the National Hospital said it investigated the documents and discovered that they were forged.

National Hospital Reply

As the drama continue to unfold, Magaji in what looks like desperation to spin his forgery allegation, Muhuyi threatens to sue non existing National Hospital’s Dr Bayo.

However, the identify of Dr. Bayo also raises question of his existence.

Muhuyi’s Counsel, Messer Adesina Oke and Associates wrote to the Medical Doctor, Bayo Ayodele, dated July, 23rd, 2021, demanding clarification with the letter of the National Hospital to Kano State House of Assembly.

According to the letter the Counsel mentioned the staff Clinic National Commission for College of Education ( NCCE) Mabushi as the primary work place of the medical doctor.

A civil Society activist in Kano, Comrade Kabiru Dakata in an interview with SAHELIAN TIMES said that, ” Why will he present National Hospital’ health certificate knowning fully well that he has not been there physically?”

Comrade Dakta

Dakata noted that, this is only another move to distract the investigation.

In another interview with our reporter, a private lawyer, Barrister Sani Garba Gwale said that even Magaji did not personally made the certificate, presenting the certificate alone to the assembly members is a forgery.

Bar. Sani Garba

He noted that according to section 364 of the panel code, the Magaji risk being jailed for 14 years.

” As a lawyer himself, he should have at least have that awareness,” he said.

SAHELIAN TIMES gathered that, before the ad-hoc committee where cases of missaporation of funds, and also non remittance of the recoverd money.

The Kano State Police Command on Monday has invited Magaji for questioning over charges of alleged forgery of medical report.

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