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Tension in House of Reps: Jibrin Tells EFCC to Arrest Dogara and Others

Former Chairman, House of Reps committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, asked the EFCC and the ICPC to immediately arrest Speaker Yakubu Dogara for allegedly padding the 2016 budget.

Jibrin, on Friday, also called for arrest of Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun; Chief Whip Ado Doguwa; Minority leader Leo Ogor and 10 Committee Chairmen by the agencies for their involvement in the padding on a day nine members of the Appropriation Committee accused Jibrin of not carrying them along in completing work on the 2016 budget.

Jibrin said Dogara bribed the committee members with dollars to cover his secrets.

He revealed that Dogara and others he asked the anti-graft agencies to arrest for allegedly padding the budget have been running to high places for protection.

He said: “This is 24 hours after my lawyers requested the EFCC and ICPC to grant 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 go personally so that in addition to the petition I can provide some further insight to them.

“EFCC and ICPC must arrest the Speaker, the three others and few others members in my petition immediately. They are running to high places looking for cover.”