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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Abdulmumin Jibrin heads to court following his suspension

Sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, says he has instructed his lawyers to file a suit against the Speaker and the House of Representatives over his suspension from the house Wednesday September 28th.

Jibrin was suspended following his refusal to appear before the  House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and privileges to address the allegations of budget padding he leveled against the Speaker and 13 other lawmakers.  Speaking with journalists in Abuja after his suspension, Jibrin said he fears for the life o those around him as he is fighting a mafia'.


"What is very important also is that now they have done their worst, they have suspended me, what has it changed? Has it changed the fact that the speaker conspired with other principal officers to divert N40 billion out of N100 billion meant for constituency projects. Has it changed the fact that he inserted fraudulent projects worth 20 billion? Has it changed the fact that he diverted multi-million naira project to his personal farm? Has it changed the fact that he tried to use the running cost — money meant for running the offices of members — for a questionable mortgage? Has it changed the fact that he diverted FGN project to his farm. The most important thing is that Nigerians saw the entire process, how the motion was passed and what transpired at the level of the ethics committee and entirely the process was flawed and for me it’s a non-issue and complete nonsense and it is not going to stand anywhere in the world. As you are aware the matter is a subject of litigation. 
I have instructed my lawyer, Femi Falana SAN to file charges of contempt against Speaker Dogara and of course the house of representatives and I’m sure the matter will move over to the judiciary and decision will be taken. I’m pretty sure it will be in my favour. At this point, I must say they freed me up to concentrate on the matter in court; I know the suspension is not going to stand. Secondly, I’m going into a massive alliance with civil society groups, NGOs and well-meaning Nigerian to continue to press ahead. I have said it, not once, not twice that it is not going to be easy. I’m not worried about myself but I am more worried about people around me. I think this is a big issue; I’m fighting a group of mafia, and I know what they can do. 
The battle I’m fighting is what Nigerians have always wanted to do in the last 16 years when democracy came to bare, to open the house of representatives and I’m determined to ensure that justice is served on Speaker Dogara and the corrupt body of principal officers and beyond that, reforms are implemented so we can have a house that Nigerians will be proud of.”

27 comments:

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Oskirin said...

Good one.its only in ds country def t d accuser becomes d accused.u all rememba sanusi vs NNPC unda jona? D court shall prevail on ds matter.wo,Linda I wan go mosque go tank God 4 seein ds day.we go yarn later.

Yusuf Dimas said...

I pray thee well...

Nnenne George said...

Their pot of hot beans..

Juliet Iwuno said...

All the best to him. Linda take note!

Greg Blind said...

Efcc should invite Dogara and all the people involved in budget padding. Mr President is that not corruption? There is God......oops

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Uju Phil said...

Good luck Jib, even though the court is liable to fail you cos the judges have been compromised by the beasts!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Drama
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Kelly Chris said...

Nawa oooo I even thought as much!..The Lord is your strength, Oga Jubrin!

Kelly Chris said...

I am so happy that my independence day won't be boring as the 8th Assembly cus @officiallindaikeji and @yudalaonline are lively

vinna saviour said...

Good to know

ric said...

Abeg, Which constituency voted in this nuisance?

christie benjamin said...

APC members are bunch of corrupt maggots....not surprised though.

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm can he fight the whole assembly

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

You fought for him to be there now he is biting you right in the ass. Dumbo.

SpringIcon said...

#IStandWithAbdulmuminJibrin

OSINANL said...

OKAY!

Anonymous said...

Buhari d corruption fighter

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

FredLaw said...

You accuse the head of a legislative body with facts to back up your allegations. Corruption fights back and Nigerians do nothing. Why haven't you all taken to the streets to protest this shameless and brazen show of impunity? This is why OBJ got away with frittering away the nation's resources in an ultimately futile effort at an unconstitutional third term even when lawmakers openly accused of him of dishing out N50million to each of them. Nigeria is gone to hell in a hand basket.

Diva-Chilee said...

U are right my dear! Naija is full of evil people

Diva-Chilee said...

Just imagine the kind of money am hearing. And am here jobless looking for common job to sustain my self for d last one year. May thunder from redemption camp fire all those politicians choping nigerian money meant for gud jobs that will benefit d nation. Idi ara!

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Zainab Ajayi said...

#IStandWithAbdulmuminJibrin

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

UNA SEE LIFE??? ALL D PIPLE WEY PUSH DIS MAN DUNG DRAW BACK, WHY THOSE 89 SENATORS NO VOLUNTARY N FOLLO JUBRIL GO D SUSPENSION??? WHY DEM NO FIT STICK WITH JUBRILL FOR FIGHTING FOR D TRUTH???

MAKE EVERYBODY SHINE HIM EYES B4 HE TAKE ACTION BCOS PIPLE WAY SAY DEM SUPOT U, WEN JUNGLE MATURE, DEM GO RUN..

Abanah Innocent Onyebuchi said...

More power to your elbow senator

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