Budget padding: EFCC invites Jibrin

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Abdulmumin Jibrin,

The suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Jibrin’s invitation is based on his allegations on budget padding against the leadership of the House and to answer questions concerning money looted through padding in the 2016 budget.

The EFCC’s letter of invitation to Jibrin dated June 9 was signed by the Acting Head of Extractive Industry Grid Section, Mr Michael Wetkas.

It said: “The Commission has commenced an investigation into the petition of corrupt practices and abuses of office reported on 1st August 2016, by Hammart and Co. (Tafida Chambers) on your behalf against Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Hon. Yussuf Lasun, Hon. Alhassan Doguwa, Hon. Leonard Ogor and others.

“In furtherance of the investigation and due to…

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