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Budget Padding Scandal Dogara snubs police investigative panel

Jibrin also appeared before the EFCC to defend the budget padding allegations.

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The House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has refused to honour an invitation to appear before the police committee investigating the alleged padding of the 2016 budget, according to reports.

This is following a petition which the former chairman of the House committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin submitted to the police and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Jibrin also appeared before the EFCC recently to back-up his allegations and clear the air on certain issues.

On why Dogara shunned the police invitation, a source who spoke to Punch said “The Speaker is the number four citizen of this country.

“If you are sending a letter to him, there should be a signature of the Inspector-General of Police on it.”

Meanwhile, a member of police committee dismissed the claim that its invitation was not signed by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, saying anyone can sign the invitation.

Jibrin has also slammed the House Speaker  for saying budget padding is not a crime, when that was the reason he gave for removing him from the position of chairman.

READ: ‘God is using me to answer Buhari’s prayers against corruption,’  Jibrin

The former chairman also said God is using him to answer President Buhari's prayer against corruption.

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