A new implicating evidence that might bring about the political end of embattled Abdulmumin Jibrin has been released.
Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin
Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, might be in fresh trouble after a group called the Anti-corruption Unit of the National Youth Council of Nigeria submitted a petition against him.
According to details of the petition, Jibrin is accused of running five foreign bank accounts Jibrin in violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 7 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, which “prohibits public officers from maintaining or operating accounts in any country outside Nigeria.”
The council also petitioned the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; and the CCB, demanding the prosecution of Jibrin.
Punch reports that the petition to the House was addressed to the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and presented to the Chairman, House Committee on Ethics/Privileges, Mr. Nicholas Ossai.
The Coordinator of the unit, Mr. Ifeanyi Okonkwo, presented the petition to Ossai at the National Assembly on Monday, just as Jibrin in a swift response, accused the NYCN of spreading “lies.”
The accounts are “Barclays Bank International Account, SC 204744 AC 33471268; Barclays Bank Reserve Account, SC 204744 AC 43707164; Barclays Mortgage Account, SC 204744 AC 94030664; Barclays Bank Euro Currency Account, SC 204744 AC 52339433; and Barclays USD Currency Account, SC 204744 AC 74521222.”
In addition to the accounts, the group produced Jibrin’s asset declaration form, wherein he wrote to the CCB that he owned only one four-bedroomed bungalow in Kaduna, which he bought in 2008 at the price of N150m.
The lawmaker also filled in the form that he owned only one car, did not own a farm, undeveloped plot, ranch or factory.
It would be recalled that Jibrin had accused Dogara of padding the budget. He also accused Dogara and other principal members of the House of engaging in fraud.