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Kano Anti-graft Agency apologises to Judiciary

Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission on Wednesday urged the Judiciary to support the commission to enable it meet its mandate.

The Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji, made the call in a news conference in Kano.

“We call on the Judicial arm of government in the state to preserve and support the commission to meet its mandate.

“Fighting corruption is not a one-man business, I therefore enjoin all to join hands with the commission to fight the menace,” Magaji said.

He apologised to the judiciary and any other person that might have been offended by the recent happenings between the commission and a high court Judge in the state.

“On this note and in the interest of peace and stability, I wish to without prejudice to the power and function of the commission apologise to the judiciary and any other person that may have been offended by my statements.

“Though not excusable, all that was credited to me was not out of disrespect to the judiciary but due to the honest and ardent need to ensure that justice was meted out.

“All that has happened is highly regretted and I take full responsibility of the action.

“The recent development soured the relationship between judiciary and the commission. It is our believe that judiciary does not need Anti-corruption Commission for its survival but the commission needs the judiciary to operate and above all, the society needs both for development,” he said.

The state anti-graft boss had a lingering battle with the High Court sitting in Gezawa over alleged transfer of N100 million from state-local government joint account from a Micro-finance bank to one of the commercial banks in the state.

Following this development, the court, preside by Justice Muhammad Yahya, on Friday, July 6, ordered immediate arrest of the chairman for alleged contempt. (NAN)

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