Chairman of Kano State Public Complain and Anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado has apologized to the state judiciary for threatening to arrest a High Court Judge.
Crisis broke out between Rimingado and the Judiciary when he accused the High Court Judge of Gezawa Judicial Division, Mohammed Yahaya of sabotaging the commission’s probe against alleged money laundery of N100 million, involving the erstwhile Accountant General of the state, Aisha Bello.
The Nation reports that, the relationship between the two bodies had since soured, situation that prompted Rimingado to deem it wise to douse the tension for the interest of peace in the state.
Speaking at a Press Conference at his office on Wednesday, Rimingado said he believed that the judiciary does not need anti-corruption commission for its survival, but the commission needs the judiciary to operate and above all, the society needs both for development.
He said, “Three (3) years ago the Commission was re-invigorated to serve the purpose for which it was created and for all these years that the Commission was re-structured it has enjoyed cordial working relationship with all the stake holders in the criminal justice administration.
“On this note, and in the interest of peace and stability, I wish to without to prejudice to the power and function of this commission to apologize to the judiciary and any other person that may have been offended by my statements.