Anti corruption chairman apologies to Judiciary in Kano

Chairman Kano State anti-graft agency, Muhi Magaji has tendered his unreserved apology to the state judiciary for accusing it of preventing the prosecution of a N100m fraud.

Muhi had accused the High Court Judge of Gezawa Judicial Division, Mohammed Yahaya of sabotaging the commission's probe against alleged money laundry of N100 million, involving the erstwhile Accountant General of the state, Aisha Bello.

The judiciary in an earlier notice, summoned the Chairman of the commission to appear before it and explain 'how it has been blocking prosecution of corrupt persons.'

Cordial relationship

Tendering his apology in a media briefing, Muhi said the commission had enjoyed cordial relationship with all the stakeholders in the criminal Justice administration but agreed that recent development soured the relationship existing between the Judiciary and the Commission.

In the interest of peace and stability, I wish to without prejudice to the power and function of the commission to apologise to the judiciary and any other persons that may have been offended by my statements.

Everything that has happened is highly regretted and I take full responsibility of the action, Muhi said.

He was quick to recognise the superiority of the Judiciary.

It is our firm believe that, the judiciary does not need the anti-corruption commission for its survival but the commission needs the judiciary to operate and above all the society needs both for development,Muhi stated.

He said all that was credited to him was not out of disrespect to the Judiciary but due to the honest and ardent need to ensure that justice was meted out.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Ant-Corruption Commission law was enacted on 2008 creating the agency with dual mandate of fighting corruption and ombudsman.

Source: Voice of Nigeria