March 26, 2023

Former Kano state health commissioner Abubakar Yusuf and a former permanent secretary Umar Ibrahim face arraignment over allegations of involvement in a $650,000 scholarship scam.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission said both men have cases to answer in court.

The commission’s chairman Muhuyi Rimingado said its attention was drawn after negative comments on social media indicating Yusuf had been exonerated and the commission’s seizure of his private hospital declared illegal.

He said that while the commission was investigating the two people, they filed two separate cases before a federal and state high court in their efforts to scuttle the investigation.

“And, what is before the courts is a mere fundamental enforcement process and an exparte order was issued to maintain the status quo. It was based on this reason that the commission relied on certain laws and recommended that Kano state government should suspend payments to this these people pending the completion of its investigation.”

The commission is working with Interpol on its investigations, which have been extended as far as Egypt.

The chairman assured that with available evidences at the commission’s disposal, the two people involved in the matter would not run from justice.

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