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Alleged N40bn Scam: House leadership fights back, to drag Jibrin before EFCC

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The leadership of the House of Representatives may be going for the jugular in its current face off with the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, as it said it would invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to probe allegations that he abused his office when he was the chairman of the House committee on Finance between 2011 and 2015.

This is as the House also resolved that the allegations Jibrin leveled against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and three principal officers bodering on the padding of the 2016 budget be referred to the Committee on Ethics and Priveleges for investigation.

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It would be recallrd that Jibrin, who was relieved of his chairmanship position on Wednesday last week, had accused Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor of padding the budget to tune of N40bn.

He also said his refusal to oblige the four principal officers and his opposition to several financial infractions, were responsible for his sacking by Dogara.

The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas, stated this at a press  conference in Abuja that Jibrin would be accorded fair hearing by the committee to defend his allegations against the four principal officers.

He also said the leadership of the House has decided to invite the EFCC and other anti-graft agencies to look into the matter, including serial allegations that Jibrin himself abused his office between 2011-2015 when he was the Chairman, Committee on Finance.

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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