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EFCC ‘invites’ Jibrin over corruption allegation against Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Jibrin Abdulmumin, suspended member of the lower chamber, to volunteer more information on his allegations of corrupt practices and abuse of powers against Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

According to a letter by the commission made public by Abdulmuminu, the investigation was opened following a petition by the accuser’s lawyers.

“The Commission has commenced investigation into the petition of Corrupt Practices and Abuse of Office reported on 1st of August by Hammart & Co (Tafida Chambers) on your behalf, against Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, Hon. Alhassan Ado Degiwa, Hon. Leonard Okuweh Ogor and others,” read the letter.

“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 13th June,2017 at 3rd floor, Block A, No. 5 Fomella Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja by 10:00am to clarify some issues to enable us to conclude investigation.

“Accept the assurances of the Executive Chairman’s highest regards, please.”


Back in 2016, Jibrin alleged that Dogara and three other principal officers of the House — Yusuf Lasun, Deputy Speaker; Alhassan Doguwa, House Whip and Leo Ogor, Minority Leader — made illegal insertions into the 2016 budget to the tune of about N450 billion.

Jibrin alleged that twelve other lawmakers were also involved in the budget-padding corruption.

 

All accused officials have denied involvement in any wrongdoing.

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