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Muhuyi Magaji receives N5.7m payment after court forces Gov. Ganduje

The ousted chairman of the of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, has confirmed receiving payment of the sum of N5,713,891.22 from the salary account of the Kano State Government.

Rimingado confirmed the receipt of the money on Thursday, saying he would commit part of it to charity.

On Tuesday, the National Industrial Court, Abuja ordered GTBank to pay Mr Rimingado’s accrued salary arrears from the coffers of the state government, following his illegal suspension by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in July 2021.

Recalls that Mr Rimingado was suspended by the governor after opening probe into some contracts allegedly awarded to companies linked to the governor’s family.

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In the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the bank through its lawyer Joshua Shekwolo told the court in an affidavit that the Kano State Government indeed maintains an account with the bank and the aggregate sum of N5,713,891.22 being the judgement sum in the matter has been blocked in the account.

Granting the absolute order, Justice O.O Oyewumi ordered GTBank to pay the money into Mr Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado’s account within 48 hours.

According to DAILY NIGERIAN the order was granted after the failure of the state government to honor the December 14, 2022, judgement of the court, ordering payment and recognition of Mr Rimingado as substantive chairman of the anti-graft commission.

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