Monday, 12 June 2017

I will spill more secrets about Dogara - Jibrin boasts, invited by EFCC

I will spill more secrets about Dogara - Jibrin boasts, invited by EFCC

- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Abdulmumin Jibrin as it renews investigation into the budget padding allegations against Yakubu Dogara 

- Jibrin revealed he had faced a lot of persecution and intimidation since he made the revelation against Dogara and other principal officers 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited a suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin. 

Jibrin was invited by the anti-graft agency to speak more on the allegation of budget padding levelled against the leadership of the House headed by Speaker Yakubu Dogara. 

Dogara is under probe with other principal officers including the deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, the minority leader, Leo Ogor and the chief whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa

In a letter signed by the acting head of the Extractive Industry and Fraud section, Michael Wetkas, the EFCC asked Jibrin to appear to shed more light into his allegations. 

The letter was dated June 9, 2017, and read: “The commission has commenced investigation into the petition of corruption and corrupt practices and abuse of office reported on August 1, 2016 by Hammart & co (Tafida chambers) on your behalf against Yakubu Dogara, Yusuf Lasun, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Leonard Okuweh Ogor and others.

“In furtherance of the investigation and due to unfolding findings, it has become imperative to request that you attend another interview with the team through Ibrahim Ahmed on June 13, 2017 at 3rd floor Block A, No 5 Fomella Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Wuse 2, Abuja by 10am to clarify some issues to enable us conclude investigations.” 

Confirming receipt of the letter, Jibrin expressed excitement saying he had many more to say to the anti-graft agency about the budget padding scandal. 

He also revealed how he was intimidated following his allegations against the leadership of the House

Jibrin noted that the clarification being sought by the EFCC is to enable the anti-corruption agency conclude investigation on his petition of against some principal officers of the house. 

“This is a welcome development as it is a time many Nigerians have lost hope that the outcome of the petition will not see the light of the day. 

“I have severally maintained that I have full confidence in the EFCC under the Chairmanship of Ibrahim Magu to ensure the right thing is done. 

“This is in spite of the fact that the EFCC has embarked on an extensive investigation of my person perhaps more than any of my colleague. 

“I am however aware that the EFCC has been investigating the petition I submitted on budget fraud and far reaching discoveries were made. 

“It is also noteworthy that this invitation is coming at a time that some revelations were made last week with details of how the minority leader of House, Leo Ogor, used his company where he is the signatory to the accounts to execute constituency projects contracts,” he said noting that it was worrisome that in his response, Ogor allegedly admitted the offence and said there was nothing wrong in it 

“Whether such contracts are executed or not and anyhow you look at it, he can be prosecuted on charges of corruption or abuse of office. 

I will spill more secrets about Dogara - Jibrin boasts, invited by EFCC

“The case of Ogor is same or even worse than that of Babachir Lawal yet the entire country and NASS has maintained an embarrassing silence. 

“Is my boss, the Senate president and chairman of National Assembly whom I hold in high esteem, Sen Bukola Saraki aware of this? 

“In due course I will expose a lot of issues in the 2017 budget that will shock Nigerians whether the authority decides to act on it or not. 

“I have gone through endless intimidation and blackmail in the last one year. I have been denied all my rights and rights of my constituents. 

“Many people are concern about my safety and future of my career but I always reminded them of the bigger picture of our country's interest,” he added. 

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