Jibrin to EFCC: Arrest Dogara, Lasun, others now

… Sacked chairman excluded us from budget work – Committee

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Friday asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to immediately arrest Speaker Yakubu Dogara for allegedly “padding” the 2016 Budget.

Jibrin also called for the arrest of Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip Ado Doguwa, Minority leader Leo Ogor and 10 Committee chairmen by the anti-graft agencies for their involvement in the alleged “padding” on a day nine members of the Appropriation Committee accused Jibrin of not carrying them along in completing work on the budget.

Jibrin, who took to his Twitter account on Friday, claimed that Dogara and the others he requested the anti-graft companies to arrest for allegedly padding the finances have been running to high locations for protection.

He stated: “that is 24 hours after my legal professionals requested the EFCC and ICPC to furnish me a date and time to personally deliver my petition on Mr. Speaker and three others.

“EFCC and ICPC are yet to revert to me. I decided to move in my view so that in addition to the petition i will offer some in addition insight to them.

“EFCC and ICPC must arrest the Speaker, the 3 others and few others contributors in my petition immediately.

“they are jogging to high places, searching out cover.”

nine participants of the Committee led by using the Deputy Chairman, Emeka Azubogu, on Friday instructed journalists in Abuja that Jibrin hijacked the 2016 price range from them and labored on all of it by myself.

They said the motion of the sacked committee chairman triggered them to motel a formal complaint with the Speaker for his removal.

Azubogu stated whilst there has been not anything criminal inside the movement of the previous committee chairman, it changed into incorrect of him to have edged them out.

He said: “He turned into the Chairman of the Committee, he changed into sporting out the task the fine way he should. In case you are in the open, you can’t do the work.

“If humans are calling him from everywhere making needs he might no longer be capable of do the paintings. So he went in wherein he will.

“while he finishes the document, it is straightforward to offer it to the Committee and then to the leadership. In the event that they go through and approve, it’s binding at the residence.

“He didn’t commit a crime. There are instances you need to paintings and also you want to be in a secluded location.”

additionally they took exception to Jibrin’s allegation that 10 committee chairmen inserted 2,000 initiatives worth N284 billion into the finances.

“He who alleges have to show. He changed into the Chairman of the committee. It was personal data that he needed to himself,” Azubogu stated.

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