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KANO: Gov approve 12 more days to detain ex-commissioner over alleged N1bn fraud

THE Chief Magistrate of Kano State, Tijjani Minjibir, has granted the Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission a 12-day extension to hold Idris Wada, a former Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure.

The development followed the arrest of Wada, the Permanent Secretary of the Public Procurement Bureau, and three directors from the same ministry.

The decision of the Chief Magistrate permits the Commission to retain Wada in jail for further interrogation and investigation.

The decision was made after the Commission offered sufficient evidence to support their request for a prolonged detention period.

The Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Muhyi Magaji, confirmed the arrests and expressed the Commission’s determination to unearth the truth.

He stated, “We have taken decisive action by apprehending Alhaji Idris Wada, the former Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, as well as the Permanent Secretary of the Public Procurement Bureau and three directors. This is a significant step towards ensuring accountability and transparency in public office.”

Magaji further said the allegations against the detained persons were serious, hence the need for a thorough investigation.

“The allegations of corruption within the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure are grave and require a meticulous examination of all available evidence,” he remarked.

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