Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has made true his threat to submit more documents to back his allegation of budget padding against some members of the House.
Representative Jibrin on Monday submitted a petition at four federal government agencies against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and 11 others.
The petition was submitted at the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of Security Services (DSS) and the Police headquarters all in Abuja.
Speaking with journalists shortly after submitting his petition at the ICPC, Representative Jibrin said that if the accused could be prosecuted, found guilty and sent to jail, it would send out a powerful signal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.
He posted earlier on Monday via his Twitter account; “My lawyers have confirmed my appointments for today with security and anti-corruption agencies to personally provide insight on my petition.
“We will be at the ICPC 10am, DSS 12noon, EFCC 2pm and Police HQ 4pm. The law will surely catch up with the corrupt Speaker Dogara and others.”
Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin had accused the House principal officers, including the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, of having attempted to pad the 2016 budget with 40 billion Naira constituency projects.