'Jibrin fled Nigeria to avoid prosecution,' lawmaker alleges

The lawmaker said the anti-corruption agencies are closing in on Jibrin with their investigation into his past deeds.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin

Jibrin was suspended over the allegations of corruption he  levelled against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House.

He is currently in London where he was honoured with an award and has vowed not to return to Nigeria until his safety is guaranteed.

But Hembe said Jibrin fled to London to avoid prosecution.

"My attention has been drawn to a statement issued by the suspended member Abdulmumin Jibrin who has fled to United Kingdom," Hembe said in a statement issued on Monday, November 7.

"Jibrin’s allegation that his life is under threat is laughable and foolish. I understand that the anti-graft agencies are closing in on him  with their investigation into his past deeds.

"He might have got the hint of his possible and prosecution and decided to flee while raising false alarm.

"May I remind him that no matter where he goes justice will surely catch up with him as there is no hiding place for criminals in our today’s world," he added.

However, in an interview with London's Ben TV on Monday, Jibrin had claimed that he left Nigeria because of threats he has been receiving from colleagues he accused of corruption.

He also berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his silence on the budget padding scandal that has rocked the lower chamber for months.

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