Former chairman of the Appropriations Committee of Nigeria’s House of Representatives has denied having a foreign account domiciled in the United Kingdom containing over £1 million.
Abdulmumin Jibrin said the allegation that he was operating the account was made in order to make him look bad after accusing the House leadership of corruption.
The allegation, Jibrin said, “is fake, a blatant” and that he has “taken all legal processes to make the public understand that it is false.”
“What they are trying to do is to go all out into my business life before coming to the National Assembly and the rest to see what they can bring in.”
But the lawmaker insisted that all his allegation against the speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, were valid and that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) was already investigating them.
Jibrin had accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Mr. Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun, House Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor and the House Chief whip, Mr. Ado Doguwa of selfishly allocating projects worth N60 billion to their constituencies.