The court prevents the EFCC, CCB, and ICPC from detaining the head of Kano’s anti-graft agency

Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado, Chairman of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, has obtained an order barring the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and others from questioning him.

The order was slammed by a Kano State High Court, which barred the agencies from interfering with the anti-graft agency’s operations in the future.

The EFCC and the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, were said to have addressed letters to the state anti-corruption agency demanding an investigation into their activities and the activities of their chairman, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

The plaintiffs in the claim are the Attorney General of Kano State, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, and Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, according to the court order, while the respondents are the EFCC, CCB, and ICPC.

In the order issued on Monday, Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu stated that it was issued as an interim injunction restraining the respondents from inviting, threatening, coaxing, cajoling, arresting, or interfering, meddling, or interloping in the affairs of any staff or person under the services of the plaintiffs, by whatever designation or nomenclature called, pending the hearing and determination of the case.

The matter was then adjourned until September 25th, 2023, for the hearing of the originating motion.

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