Friday, 30 September 2016

Budget padding: Dogara sealed off my office so he can destroy incriminating documents - Abdulmumin Jibrin alleges

In a new statement he shared this afternoon, sacked House of Representatives Appropriation committee chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has alleged that his office which was sealed yesterday by some National Assembly officers, was to enable the Speaker Yakubu Dogara, get hold of some implicating documents and then destroy them. Read his new statement below...
As you may all be aware, the Sergeant-At-Arm of the National Assembly stormed and sealed my Office on the instruction of Speaker Dogara yesterday.
The office was purportedly sealed as a consequence of my illegal suspension but the truth was to enable the Speaker lay hands and destroy evidence The media witnessed the
volumes of 2016 budget documents and 53 files that were carted away from my office and handed to Speaker Dogara. I have exercise extreme caution and refused to touch any document in my office since the crisis started. I have raised alarm that Dogara wants to destroy evidence but the good news is that we have more than enough already in case of prosecution. The whole country watched for 2 months as Speaker Dogara was accorded all the time he needed to lobby around, clear his desk and now destroy evidence. Nigerians must all rise up and demand that Speaker Yakubu Dogara produce all the 2016 budget documents and 53 files carted away from my office. I was not even allowed to take away my personal belongings. Hon Jibrin must be dealt with and disgraced by all mean. Speaker Dogara is playing God. I have become vulnerable in the face of frequent threats to my life and some of the security personnels attached to me were suddenly withdrew Here we are talking about the fight against corruption. Today, Iam being humiliated and my crime is simply exposing corruption in high places. Who will want to take such risk in future? I have said repeatedly that this episode is a defining moment for the fight against corruption in Nigeria I wish to plead to the general public that we should concentrate on the grievous allegations I have raised rather than unfairly attacking me the messenger. The fact that Iam raising corruption allegations does not confer on me any immunity from being investigated if allegations are raised against me I have not stopped any of the 359 members of the House from signing corruption petition against me but non has done so because there is nothing! Only faceless and discredited individuals and groups are used to divert attention by spreading allegations that all turned out false!

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