Abdulmumin Jibrin, the ousted Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has described as shameful the threat of Speaker Yakubu Dogara to sue him for damages over corruption allegations he made against him and some other principal officers of the house.
In several tweets today, he accused the speaker of trying to frustrate investigations of his alleged crimes by rushing to court.
He said: “Speaker Dogara has threatened legal action on me. Quite predictable. I know he will rush to court in order to invoke the house rules that matters in court cannot be heard on the floor.
“He failed to realise that the law is not intended to protect corrupt people. It is such a shame.
“I have responded to their allegations rather than respond to mine, he is rushing to court. I stand by my allegations and will not withdraw them!
“I am happy to announce that my lawyers have officially approached the EFCC and the ICPC towards working out a date for me to personally submit my petition against Speaker Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun; Whip Alhassan Doguwa and Minority leader, Leo Ogor.
“I believe once a date is agreed with the anticorruption agencies we would have begun the process of making these characters pay for abusing their office.
“I will not and will never apologize to a shameless fraud in high office who has glaringly abused public trust like speaker Dogara and the three others.”