By Ismail Auwal
A Kano Magistrates Court has revised the bail conditions previously granted to the suspended Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado.
The presiding Judge, Aminu Muhammad Gabari, on April 29, granted Rimin Gado N500,000 bail with two sureties in the same amount, one of whom must be his father or an uncle and produce three years of tax clearance or surrender his passport.
The second surety, according to the court, shall be either an Imam of Jaen Friday Mosque or the Village Head of Jaen.
The suspended chairman is standing trial on allegations of giving false information contrary to Section 140 (a) of the Penal Code.
Muhammad Dan Azumi, Rimin Gado’s lawyer, requested a change in bail conditions.
In the 11-paragraph affidavit, Dan Azumi informed the court that the defendant’s father had died.
“Section 173 of the ACJL 2019 requires a defendant to be admitted to bail if his sentence does not exceed three years imprisonment.”
As a result, he requested that the court accept the defendant’s brother and the Imam of Rimin Gado as sureties.
While dismissing the prosecutor’s objection, the magistrate stated that the court had the authority to vary bail conditions.
He accepted the defendant’s brother instead of his father or uncle as the first surety and any recognised member of the society as the second surety.