Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Interior, Jagaba Adams Jagaba (Pictured left), has accused sacked chairman of the House committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin (right), of living above his means as a lawmaker and a former lecturer. Jagaba is among the lawmakers Abdulmumin Jibrin dragged before the antigraft agencies and police over allegations of budget padding and corruption.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday August 1st, Jagaba wondered how Abdulmumin who is a lawmaker and a former lecturer live in “ a posh personal apartment at the highbrow Maitama District” of Abuja.
“Ordinarily, I would have ignored the said publication, but I am compelled to respond for posterity sake. Without sounding immodest, my anti-corruption crusade dates back to my first term between 1999 and 2003, when I exposed the plot of the Presidency which attempted to bribe Honourable Members for the purposes of effecting a leadership change in the House of Representatives.
As Chairman, House Committee on Anti-Corruption then, I exhibited the money meant for that plot on the floor of the House at plenary. Again, in 2012, during the scandal that was referred to as “FAROUKGATE”, my name was mentioned. However, after thorough investigation by the Police and other relevant agencies, I was exonerated and given a clean bill of health,” He said
Jagaba said he has continued to use a 2013 Toyota RAV4 mid-size SUV unlike Jibrin.
“It amazes me, therefore, for Hon. Abdulmumini to petition the EFCC to investigate me for living above my means without giving any proof. As a third term member of the House of Representatives, I live in a rented three-bedroom apartment that has no Boys Quarters. Amongst the cars I drive, the most expensive one is a 2013 Toyota RAV4 2.2 litre engine. I do not move around …Read More
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