Kano State Anti-Graft Chairman Arraigned by CCB Over Alleged N394m Fraud
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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has officially initiated legal proceedings against Muhuyi Magaji, the Chairman of the Kano State Anti-Graft Commission. The CCB has filed a comprehensive 10-count charge against Magaji before the esteemed Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, as disclosed in a statement by Veronica Kato, the Head of Press at CCB, on Saturday.
The charges leveled against Magaji encompass a spectrum of alleged infractions, including breaches of the code of conduct for public officers, conflict of interest, abuse of office, false asset declaration, bribery, and acceptance of gifts, among others. The statement highlighted that Magaji faced these charges during his arraignment before the tribunal on Thursday.
According to Kato, meticulous investigations conducted by the CCB revealed the presence of undisclosed bank accounts amounting to a staggering N394 million, prompting concerns and suspicions of corrupt practices. In light of these findings, the CCB has taken the necessary legal steps to address the alleged violations of ethical and legal standards by the Kano State Anti-Graft Chairman.
In the pursuit of justice, the tribunal granted bail to the defendant, setting it at N5 million and stipulating two sureties with properties located within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This development marks a significant milestone in the commitment to upholding transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct in public service, reinforcing the vital role of institutions like the CCB in safeguarding the integrity of governance.
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