Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Alhaji Kabiru Ado, Chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Council over alleged abuse of COVID-19 palliative materials meant for the poor and vulnerable in the state.
Chairman of the Commission, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji who confirmed the arrest to newsmen said that Ado allegedly contravened the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended) in the distribution of palliative materials in his Local Government.
According to Rimingado, the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman was alleged to have distributed palliative materials to some security personnel in the state.
The anti graft boss said the act contravenes the provision of Section 22, 23 and 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended).
Independent reports that the Commission chairman saying ‘based on the above development, in accordance with Section 15(3) of its enabling Law request for your usual support to arrest and forward to this Commission the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman as soon as practically possible.’
While briefing news men shortly after the incident, the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman says he was not arrested but called upon by the commission to shed light on the distribution of palliative materials by the council.
“I was not arrested, I was only called by the commission’s chairman to give an account of how the palliative materials were being distributed at Kumbotso.” he said.
“I had during our committee meeting directed that the poor and vulnerable be given the materials” he added.