September 30, 2016

UPDATE | Police invade Jibrin’s office, cart away documents

A combined team of security officials on Thursday stormed the office of the suspended ex-chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Reps, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, at the National Assembly Complex. This is as Jibrin insisted that the House is a den of corruption.

The security team, made up of policemen and members of the Sergeant-at-Arms (internal security arm of the National Assembly), stormed the office at 2.07pm and left at about 3.10pm.

There was no sign of the embattled lawmaker but a handful of members of his staff were seen putting together what was believed to be some of his personal effects.

The security officials went away with some documents.

Jibrin, in a statement he addressed to his colleagues, said since his suspension on Wednesday, he had been under intense public scrutiny and pressure to prove his allegations against the House.

He said, “I have taken it as a responsibility to prove to the public that the House is a den of systemic corruption. As colleagues, I have bound with many of you and have built a life-long friendship.

“I have some of you that I hold in high esteem. If you end up at the receiving end of the actions I will be taking up in the next few days, I want you to know there is nothing personal but commitment and fervent desire to ensure that corruption is wiped out of the House and reforms that will restore the battered image of the House and take back the House to the Nigerian people are implemented.”

Consequently, he demanded that any of his colleagues who had illegally taken or stolen any money meant for the running cost of their offices should return same to the public treasury within one week or risk exposure and prosecution.

Jibrin said, “I have written to the Clerk of the National Assembly to stand by in anticipation. In the face of the revenue challenges and biting hardship the country is currently facing, there is no better time the country needs such money than now.

“In the case of the Presiding and Principal Officers, in addition to my demand in this letter which applies to them too, I wrote them yesterday (on Wednesday) and gave them a 72-hour ultimatum to make public the total amount they had received as running cost in their entire stay in the House, failure of which I will proceed with necessary legal action to compel them to make the total amount each of them had received public.

“There are other issues of monumental corruption in the House that I will be raising in the following weeks which we must all deal with, but first, let’s get done with this one.”


ats three said...

Politicians!!! I wonder if he would have revealed all these if his position was taken from him.

Mujiya said...

Talking about CAN OF WORMS!

samaila sulaiman said...

Just passing by

Anonymous said...

The guy need vaccination agaiat APC rabbies bcos he is an APC breed.

inumidun said...

Dey tryna cover dere tracks..

Anonymous said...

sometimes God works in a way unkown to man. Revelation.