By Abdulmumin Murtala
Following a recent tussle between the chairman of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Mr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado and the State High Court at Gezawa, in which derogatory statements in violation of court summons were attributed to him, the anti-graft Commission chairman has issued an apology for his actions.
“I wish to without prejudice to the power and function of this Commission to apologize to the judiciary and any person that may have been offended by my statements. Though not excusable, all that may have been credited to me was not out of disrespect to the judiciary but due to the honest and ardent need to ensure that justice is meted out” he said.
He stated this in a press statement he signed recently in which he reiterated the need for synergy between the anti-graft body and the judiciary in fighting corruption in the state.
He said “It is our belief that the 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.”
Magaji also called on the judicial arm of government to preserve and support the Commission to serve the purpose of its mandate in the interest of the state saying “fighting corruption is not a one man business”. He also reiterated the stance of the Commission to remain resolute and undaunted in its fight against corruption.