House of Reps seals Jibrin’s office after suspension

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The House of Representatives has sealed Abdulmumin Jibrin’s office, a day after suspending the lawmaker for allegedly breaching the privileges of other house members.

The house found Mr. Jibrin guilty of violating House ethics on Wednesday.

Mr. Jibrin, a former chairman of the house appropriation committee, drew the wrath of his colleague members after he accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and three other members of budget fraud.

The allegations, followed by the lawmaker’s release of dozens of National Assembly internal memos, have not been investigated.

Mr. Jibrin was instead accused of denting the image of the house and failing to follow the appropriate channels to lay his complaint.

The Clerk of the House led security personnel to Mr. Jibrin’s office Thursday afternoon, and together, they carefully sealed it off with barricade tapes.

The suspension will last for 180 legislative days, that is, approximately one calendar year as the house sits three times weekly.

The House also resolved not to allow Mr. Jibrin hold any position of responsibility for the span of the current eigth National Assembly and also ordered him to write a formal letter of apology.

In the course of his suspension, Mr. Jibrin will not be allowed into the premises of the National Assembly, which includes the Nigerian Senate. His salaries and allowances have also been stopped.

Mr. Jibrin remained unfazed in a statement Wednesday night, describing the process that led to his suspension as flawed and vowing to reverse it in the court of law.

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  • NwaIgbo

    How fast to mete out punishment for some one who has not yet been proven guilty. The House and Senate leaders should open their books before scapegoating Jubrin. We have seen this picture before when those who boldly speak out become the hunted. This is not how to fight corruption, Dogara, Saraki, Ekweremadu should first come clean before locking out any body.

  • SAM .A

    Abdulmumin Jubrin never mind what the 8th Legislature have done , when a lie takes off 20years before , Truth will catch up in one day . You will laugh last . These crooked lots will be led to their traps by Dogorat.

  • Realitytalk

    Those ones are jokers and they will soon hear am

  • Aminu Baba

    Nigerians are watching how this government, which claims to be corruption averse, will come out to protect a whistle blower and ‘insider’ witness like Abdulmumini Jibrin. But above all that, I expect Nigerians to rise up in unanimous support and encouragement of the battle of this reformed rep, otherwise we should remain silent forever on corruption. The man had made it clear from the beginning that he was part of the sleazy deals going on in the legislature but that God entered his heart to turn a new leaf and begin fighting his partners in crime. What more do we need?
    I sincerely wish him luck at the courts

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Aminu, I believe its high time Nigerians appreciate that the NASS sees itself as a separate / alternate government that is quite distinct from the one headed by Buhari at Aso Rock.

      From the day, Saraki and Dogara emerged as leaders of NASS, i had indicated this was the problem ie a dichotomy of purpose in the arms of government.

      The present government is failing because it is being pulled in different directions by differing interests.

      Sadly, the man in Aso Rock appear held hostage to the corrupt people he has around him. Starting from Mr. Kyari to others only God knows.

      I am with Mr. Jibrin on this score and hope that well meaning Nigerians can rally round to his support and ignore the banding together of a corrupt status quo to protect its own. It would be to the benefit of our country.

      • Aminu Baba

        Yours, @Kay Soyemi, is about the most sensible comment I have read from a Nigerian on this issue. All I have been reading so far has Been the usual cacophony of cant and carping, from people of diverse interests, none of which is selfless nor patriotic. I agree with you entirely. Thanks

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Thanks, Bruv.

          • Emmie

            i believe the house will prefer to keep themselves in order not to fully get expose and we pray genuine eyes look into the padding issue and bring does criminal down. … .we need a very big step up in both house .. Jibrin must be supported .

  • Rosebud

    Jibrin, com’on pack your potomanto outside and gerrraout from our House! Waka go like the Johnny Walker you are. Ode buruku!