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Abdulmumin Jibrin Lawmaker debunks reports that he owns £1.558m in UK bank

Jibrin denied the allegations,describing it as the handwork of those who want to soil his reputation.

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Abdulmumin Jibrin

(The News)

The lawmaker that has been in the forefront of the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has denied allegations that he lodged £1.558m in a bank in the United Kingdom.

The report alleged that Jibrin opened an account in an ING Bank branch situated at Forum House, Grenville Street, St-Heller, Jersey JE2 4UF, with his address at 453 Crank brook Road, Ilford Essex IG2 6EW.

This revelation was released to the press by the Anti-Corruption Unit, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, who said “Jibrin’s ownership of foreign account contravenes the provisions of the 1999 Constitution which bar public officer from owning and operating foreign account.”

In a swift reaction on his Twitter page, the former Chairman of the House appropriation committee said “The document is FAKE, I DO NOT own such account or balance neither do I have anything what so ever to do with the said address at Essex.”

Adding that “This blackmail is part of a wider propaganda arranged by the desperate Speaker Dogara through his Deputy Chief of Staff Hon CID Maduebum.”

Jibrin said “The plan is to creat credibility problem for me as I release more revelations on MrSpeaker that will send shock down the spines of Nigerians.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jibrin also posted a snapshot of some documents on his timeline, saying "Petition of criminal defamation and forgery against Ifeanyi Okonkwo and Ikenga Ugochinyere working forSpeaker Dogara."

Abdulmumin Jibrin  had earlier accused the House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara of fraudulently inflating the 2016 budget.

The lawmaker, 17 page letter to members of the House, insisted that Dogara and some principal officers of the Green Chambers must resign.

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