A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Muhammad Yahaya has ordered for the immediate arrest of the State Anti Corruption and Public Complaints Commission Executive Chairman, Mr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado for alleged contempt of court.
Justice Yahaya, in the Court Order dated July 6, 2018 with Suit No: K/M 235/2018, directed the office of the State Chief Justice to issue an Order of arrest of the anti corruption boss on account of alleged contempt of court.
The Order noted, “at the last adjourned date I made an order that the 1st Respondent/Contemptnor Muhuyi Magaji must to be present in Court and the order remains valid until set aside.”
“Therefore I hereby ordered AIG Zone one Kano to immediately arrest 1th Respondent/Contemptnor in person Muhuyi Magaji and to produce him before this Court on 18th July 2018.”
The Judge also attached an arrest warrant of the anti corruption chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-gado.
Justice Yahaya maintained that nobody could be allowed to usurp the judicial power which is under section 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that Muhuyi, who spoke to the press about a week ago, accused the Judge of over-stepping his judicial authority by issuing four exparte motions trying to stop investigation into a case of transfer of N100 million Local Government joint account money lodged at the Stanbic Bank account of a Micro Finance bank by a staff of the Micro Finance.
All efforts made to speak to Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-gado was not successful as at the time of filling in this report.