House of Reps “fraud” threat to national security, deserves SSS’ immediate attention – Jibrin

Dogara Jibrin

Suspended lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Tuesday expressed his frustration at the pace with which the State Security Service is handling his petition against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and some lawmakers.

Mr. Jibrin said the budget padding scandal plaguing the House constituted a threat to national security and would mark a dereliction of duty if the secret police failed to press charges against lawmakers in a timely manner.

“I strongly believe that these chronic fraud and corruption in the House of Representatives are undoubtedly a threat to national security and must be dealt with decisively without further delays.

“You will be failing in your duties and responsibilities as patriotic citizens and officials of the State Security Service if you fail to take necessary action to bring this disgraceful and destructive situation to an end,” Mr. Jibrin said.

Mr. Jibrin’s displeasure was contained in a statement he sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday afternoon, which he also used to weigh in on the recent clampdown on judges by the SSS.

Mr. Jibrin said it was instructive to see the SSS move against judges while failing to act on his petition which was sent nearly three months ago, leaving Mr. Dogara and other lawmakers to walk free.

“The accused persons have become emboldened, walk around freely, carried out actions to destroy evidence, made attempts to kidnap and assassinate me and corruption continued to thrive in the House of Representatives,” Mr. Jibrin said.

Between late July and early August, Mr. Jibrin visited the SSS, EFCC, ICPC and the police with a scathing petition that contained alleged gross misconduct on the part of the lawmakers. But it remained unclear if any of the agencies has acted.

The crusade followed his removal as the chairman of House Committee on Appropriation effective July 20.

Last week, Mr. Jibrin said he dispatched new documents about illegal allowances claims by lawmakers to the EFCC.

Mr. Dogara and other lawmakers mentioned by Mr. Jibrin individually denied the allegations against them. The House also denied the fraud charges against members as an institution.

Mr. Jibrins actions infuriated a majority of the 360-member House and he was consequently suspended for one year last month following an investigation.


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  • vagabonds in power


    I believe most of the members heard or read about the reported raid in PortHarcourt and my name has been mentioned as the judge in whose house $2m dollars was stashed. Since yesterday this story has been on the headlines and captions on most social media platforms. The truth is that all that you’ve read is more of misinformation and disinformation; substantially untrue account.

    The truth is that we live as neighbors to the DSS,their address is 35 and mine is 33.That night the DSS came to house 34 where they wanted to search but they were refused entry and later Gov. Wike was said to have come and engaged the security outfit in a near physical struggle,as the report suggested.

    I wouldn’t have known of the incidence if my neighbor in house 34 had not called me to inform me of the presence of strange people at her gate .All this while the melee lasted to around 4:00a.m.,I was in my house monitoring the events, and remained indoors until later in the day when I felt it was no longer safe for me to continue to remain.

    However I feel distressed that the DSS indirectly claimed they have evidence I stashed $2m, and when contacted I employed thugs and with Governor Wike to obstruct them from carrying out the search and that I later transferred the money to an unknown place.I do not think I need to refute this allegation because it would only make sense if they had actually targeted my house for the search.The truth is that due to their incompetence they bungled the operation and are desperately searching for alibi to save their heads.Unfortunately I have found myself in the middle of a dirty politics between Wike and the Federal Government and perhaps my notoriety for delivering controversial judgements; because the cases are also controversial and the stakes probably very high.

    • YOMBO

      Remain vagabond forever, mumu!

    • ologbon

      This isn’t from Justice Liman. You just wait and see how things play out.

  • born Great

    Look at the kind of nincompoop That is a law maker in Nigeria, he talks like a hummingbird. I think mental evaluation should be done on anyone aspiring to contest for public office, by that we can save ourselves this kinds of scallywags occupying sensitive positions in government.

  • Cleartruth

    PT should not be disturbing Nigerians with messages from this thief called jibrin.