Budget Padding Scandal Jibrin calls on EFCC to arrest Dogara

Jibrin had earlier levelled allegations of Fraud on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

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Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former chairman of the House of Representatives committee in appropriation, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate his allegations of budget padding.

Jibrin had earlier levelled allegations of Fraud on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

According to Premium Times, security around Jibrin’s has been beefed up, on the request of his lawyer.

Reports also say the lawmaker’s office and the secretariat of the House appropriation committee have been secured by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Jibrin said, “The case against them ranges from corrupt enrichment, abuse of office and public trust, living above means, massive movement of funds in budget."

The lawmaker also added that “This is a defining moment in the struggle to cleanse the House, the first time a member will drag 12 of his colleagues to the anti-graft agencies.

“This has opened a rare opportunity for the anti-corruption agencies to decisively use this as a case study to send a powerful signal.

“Speaker Dogara has resorted to blaming of so-called external forces, are those forces responsible for moving FG projects to his farm?

“I am confident that the EFCC and ICPC will effect the arrest of Speaker Dogara and the 11 others to commence prosecution in earnest.

“I will share with you the contents of my petition to the EFCC and ICPC in due course and shall return with more shocking revelations.”

The deputy chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Chris Azubogo also alleged that Abdulmumin Jibrin disappeared with the 2016 budget for three weeks.

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