Dogara ‘Speaker should be imprisoned,’ Jibrin says

Jibrin made the call on Monday, August 1, 2016, after submitting a petition against Dogara and 11 others at the ICPC office in Abuja.

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin

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Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin has called for the imprisonment of Speaker, Yakubu Dogara for allegedly padding the 2016 budget.

Jibrin made the call on Monday, August 1, 2016, after submitting a petition against Dogara and 11 others at the office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) in Abuja.

“I am here to submit a formal petition and give further clarification and insights on allegations of corruption abuse of trust and office by Mr speaker Yakubu Dogara, the deputy speaker of house, Yusuf Lasun, the whip of the house, Alhassan Doguwa and the minority leader of the house Leo Ogor and nine other members of the House who are also chairmen of different other committees,” he said.

“We have submitted the petition; the chairman of the commission received us in person and we exchanged a couple of ideas on how to move forward.

“If these corrupt set of Nigerians can be prosecuted in earnest and if found guilty sent to jail immediately. So that it will send a very powerful signal of the anti-corruption fight of this government,” he added.

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Jibrin began making the accusations after being removed as chair of the appropriations committee on July 20, but has denied participating in the alleged padding.

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