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Sunday, 4 September 2016

EFCC Begins Probe Of Jibrin’s Allocations Over Constituency Projects

Hmmmm!!!....Equity!






The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have commenced investigations into alleged fraud and diversion of monies allocated for
constituency projects in Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano State in the 2014 and 2015 Appropriation Acts by the erstwhile chairman of the House of Representatives on appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin. Jibrin, a second timer, was Chairman of the Committee on Finance in the 7th Assembly under the leadership of Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.



Sunday Telegraph learnt that the EFCC is looking into the allegations, part of them being the findings from the House leadership, which allegedly led to the removal of Jibrin as Appropriation committee chairman on July 20, 2016. A source at the EFCC said the findings of the House and some petitions from some non-governmental organisations prompted the investigations, which is on-going.
“The EFCC is investigating alleged diversion of funds meant for constituency projects through the award of fictitious and questionable contracts, particularly in the 2014 and 2015 budget.


“I cannot confirm now that fraud has been established so far but the allegations are being probed and appropriate actions would be taken if there is substantial evidence to prove that Jibrin actually abused his office,” he told our correspondent. The House had disclosed, through its spokesman, Hon. Abdulrazaq Namdas, that Jibrin was sacked because of his “misconduct and abuse of the budgetary process, among others.”

Namdas also hinted that Jibrin’s alleged fraud as chairman of the House Committee on Finance during the 7th Assembly was being compiled by the leadership and would be forwarded to the anti-graft agencies for necessary actions.

Namdas said: “The leadership was also in receipt of complaints about his activities as Chair of Finance Committee in the 7th Assembly, which had potentials to embarrass the House because of his current position as Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
“Investigations found that from 2011 – 2015, Hon Abdulmumin domiciled with Hadejia – Jama’are River Basin Authority and few other MDAs, some of the allocations meant for his former Finance Committee members, some of whom are still members of the 8th Assembly.

He was alleged to have aided the use of front companies that collected funds without executing most of the projects.”
He further disclosed that: “The projects have been compiled and will at the appropriate time be referred to the anti-graft agencies to establish why the projects were fully paid for and not executed, who collected the funds and why Hon Abdulmumin has not raised the alarm about the non-execution of the projects even now?”

When contacted yesterday to confirm if the House leadership had submitted its findings against Jibrin to the anti-corruption agencies, Namdas said based on the directive of the APC that all parties in the budget padding allegations should ceasefire, he was constrained to comment on what actions the House has taken on Jibrin.
He said when the House reconvenes later this month, it will make public the actions it has taken and some of the decisions it intends to take on the issue of Jibrin. Meanwhile, Jibrin is said to be deeply troubled by the investigation instituted against him.

An APC stalwart who confirm the story to Sunday Telegraph said he had counselled him to reconsider his steps in his on-going campaign. He said, “When they called to talk to him to desist from destroying himself politically, he ended up bursting into tears.

“Even when he appeared before the APC at the national headquarters, at a point he stopped talking and suddenly started crying.
We were confused and all we could do was to counsel him. “But we were shocked that as soon as he came out of the meeting with us, he went to speak to the media.” Only last Thursday, Jibrin met with the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption in furtherance of his acclaimed anti-corruption crusade to expose corruption in the National Assembly.



-New Telegraph


20 comments:

James said...

This vendetta against this man for speaking up against powerful and vested interest in the government is becoming comical.

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Okay.

mickeal bryant said...

EFFC under buhari is visionless and witch-hunting...am new here on this blog...u people should welcome me properly

Anonymous said...

I think Buhari should stop all these probing alone and work on sorting out Nigeria economy that keeps deteriorating everyday....They arrest these looters and they always end up releasing them and even give them political appointments.EFCC Arrest and nothing is done to purnish theses looters.leave them ok,afterall it's money they stole during Jonathan's regime and that is long gone.

Anonymous said...

I think Buhari should stop all these probing alone and work on sorting out Nigeria economy that keeps deteriorating everyday....They arrest these looters and they always end up releasing them and even give them political appointments.EFCC Arrest and nothing is done to purnish theses looters.leave them ok,afterall it's money they stole during Jonathan's regime and that is long gone.

Small chops Empire 07033182993, 2BD54813 said...

So is the whistle blower that is being probed. That's why this country will continue to remain this backward. Tomorrow now they will want people to come blow whistle. Nonsense!

Anonymous said...

Na wa o!d hunter has become d hunted! Naija we hail o!

Anonymous said...

They're all criminals, do not pity them. Changes start now or else there will be nothing left our future generation.
All these old out of touch looters need to go

Anonymous said...

You aren't welcome. Bye

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Obed Nwafor said...

U dey observe closely

Godsend said...

Just when u think u have seen it all and keep disgressing their self in the public glare. All of them should face the music. Wicked people

sisi eko said...

Awww he's been shedding tears?? Ohhh Jubrin ndo o. But they told you to soft pedal before it got to this. I was on your side not until it became clear that you committed a bigger crime. One would have thought that you were clean all the while. But alas.

Unfortunately there's no going back. You've put yourself up for public and legal scrutiny, and it must be followed to the letter.

sisi eko said...

So Jubrin's case is also "witch hunting?" . Even as it was clear how it all started? Wao, wonderful

sisi eko said...

My dear it was Jubrin who started the whistle blowing, hence the investigation into the matter got him thus far. So I don't see how the president initiated this particular probe. Let's just say it is legal due process that must be followed suit.

Anonymous said...

Buhari is a corrupt hyopcrite. They have not probed budget padding but they are probing the whistle-blower. Since when did efcc start probing petition writers? Or they only probe writers of authentic petitions while rewarding writers of fictitious petitions? Government of lying idiots covering up for Dogara the thief. Either Buhari and Osinbajo resign or they should be impeached. They have wrecked Nigeria.

One trillion said...

End time probe

One trillion said...

End time probe

Fortune Areh said...

You see, Nigerians love living like this because there is free oil money flowing. I am praying that the price should continue to fall, even to zero level. Then, they will know that there is nothing left. Kakasusu;money finish,eyes clear.

Starjoy said...

This is not matter of Buhari is corrupt, the jubrin man started it, so let him face it, stupid yansh opener.

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