Jibrin alleges Reps took bribe from Diezani, sends 50 names to EFCC

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Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said he has forwarded names of 50 members involved in collection of fraudulent running cost allowance to the anti-graft agency.

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In a statement on Friday, he also alleged that the Principal Officers of the House collected bribe from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

He has also called on Nigerians and corporate organisations to shun future summon by the House until the leadership is ready to be transparent.

The statement reads in full, “After about 10 weeks since I commenced exposing corruption in the House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other accused persons are yet to respond to dozens of allegations bordering on budget fraud, abuse of office and public trust and corruption. This is in addition to my revelation that there exist chronic, deep-rooted, monumental and systemic corruption in the House.

“In the light of the foregoing, I wish to make the following statements and demands:

“I am also demanding the Minister of Finance, Accountant General of the Federation, Attorney General of the Federation and Clerk of National Assembly, in exercising my right as a citizen of Nigeria, to stop, with immediate effect, further payments of running cost allowances to Members of the House of Representatives because as an insider, I know that most of such money have been and are diverted into private pockets. There is no law in our country that is intended to protect corruption. So, the continuous payment of such money negates the spirit and genuine intention of establishing such laws in the first place.

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“I am also calling on Nigerians, companies, ministries, departments and agencies to shun invitations from the House of Representatives until the House allows for a transparent investigation of individual and systemic corruption allegations in collaboration with ongoing external investigations by the police and anti-graft agencies and commence a wide-ranging reforms to restore the battered image of the House and strengthen it to effectively discharge its constitutional mandate. As a Nigerian, you have enough reason to shun them. I assure you that they can do nothing.

“Why did you think the House could not do anything to the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke towards the end of the 7th Assembly when she shunned and dared the House? Think. I will come to that later and narrate to you the story of how she met a senior member of the body of Principal Officers of the 7th Assembly in the Aso Drive residence of a Lebanese business man, the deal that was struck and what followed after in devastating consequences to the House and its image. A complete shame!

“As I promised and gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Principal Officers and one week to other members, I have forwarded to the Anti-graft agencies the first batch of names of 50 members of the House that are involved in running cost allowances fraud in their entire stay in the House. I have broken the list into batches to make the work easier for the anti-graft agencies. I will be sending the names in batches of 50 until the list is exhausted. The first batch include Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Whip Alhassan Doguwa, Minority Leader Leo Ogor, Hon Herma Hembe, Hon Jagaba Adams, Hon Timothy Golu, Hon Yunusa Ahmad Abubakar, Hon Mukaila Olayiwola Kazzim, Hon Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, Hon Osai Nicolas Osai, among others.

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I deliberately included the name of Hon Osai, Chairman, Ethics Committee who wrote the report that suspended me from the House on the grounds that I lied over my allegations that there exists monumental systemic corruption in the House. After the anti-graft agencies investigate his running cost, the world will know whether I lied or told the truth.

“Nigerians must be very vigilant because as an insider, I know how the House usually responds during period like this. As you have started noticing, many investigative hearings and ad-hoc committees are springing up like mushrooms. The investigative hearings are intended to blackmail the executive arm and coax them not to act on the allegations and the ad-hoc committees are used to settle aggrieved members as it provides avenues to collect bribes. You will also notice irrational grandstanding over approval of MTEF/FSP and the budget or correspondence from the President. All these are legislative antics employed by the House to use the institution of the House to shield corrupt members. This is exactly what Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his corrupt cabal are executing presently in the House. The EFCC and the Police have severally been victims of this kind of evil tactics by the House in the past.

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“I am, therefore, urging Nigerians and the Executive Arm of government to stand up against any blackmail from the Speaker Yakubu Dogara-led House of Representatives as they are all antics to evade investigation and prosecution. I have said repeatedly that the Senate and executive arm of government can rely on Doctrine of Necessity to bypass the House in the face of such allegations of monumental corruption, which has been described as the biggest corruption scandal in the history of parliaments around the world.

“Finally, I wish to call on the Federal Government to make me face the harshest punishment prescribed by our laws if my allegations are found to be false.”

6 thoughts on “Jibrin alleges Reps took bribe from Diezani, sends 50 names to EFCC

  1. Pls this man must be protected by the Dss because in the coming days a lot of danger will be coming his way... Nass corruption is an octopus and they infest the judiciary, civil service, inec and all facets of Nigeria.

    I remember a few years ago when a senator alleged that Mtn was bribing members with recharge cards. It latter metastasized into budget padding. A few of the past Nass leadership can bailout Nigeria From this recession. As it was a paddy paddy govt. Then. Members just helped themselves to the till. This is the right time to purge Nass because a cycle of thieves are in control and the get the desired change a whistle blower like Jibril must be protected.

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  2. Good talk Sly. Nigerians must think and NOT say it is their palava. It is the problem of us Nigerians. We must rise and take back our Country from these rogues in NAS. We must protest this monumental corruption that has dragged this great country into economic recession and is causing untold hardship to the populace. Unless we the people begin to hold elected leaders accountable this will not end and this great country will continue to sink.

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  3. I hope the various aids of PMB are reading this things that are happening. Nawaòooo. God will help us

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