Illegal allowances: Jibrin indicts 50 reps members

Though suspended from the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin does not look like one to accept defeat 

Jibrin has carried out another threat against some members of the House in a fresh petition to the EFCC

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received a petition on how 50 members of the House of Representatives allegedly collected illegal allowances.

The affected lawmakers include Speaker Yakubu Dogara; his deputy, Yusuf Lasun; the whip of the House, Alhassan Doguwa; minority leader Leo Ogor, Herman Hembe of the House committee on FCT, and Adams Jagaba.

Others include Timothy Golu, Yunusa Abubakar, Mukaila Kazzim, Lynda Ikpeazu, Abdulrazak Namdas, and Nicholas Osai.

The petition was sent to the anti-graft agency by Abdulmumin Jibrin, the member of the House who was suspended recently after blowing the whistle on alleged budget padding by principal officers.

Premium Times quotes Jibrin as demanding a thorough investigation of the individuals as well as their prosecution, adding that the petition is the latest in a series of scandals revealed by the embattled lawmaker.

 Prior to the latest petition, Jibrin had written the lawmakers warning them to refund the alleged illegal allowances to the clerk of the National Assembly within three days or face the EFCC.

Jibrin did not give details of the amount illegally received.

The report said the 12 lawmakers indicted by Jibrin refused to speak when contacted on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Some of them said they would not want to dignify Jibrin.

Spokesperson of the EFCC could not also confirm the lawmaker’s statement.

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