Former chairman of house of representatives committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin has submitted a petition on Monday at the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences(ICPC) against the speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the house.
Jibrin who arrived ICPC headquarters in company of his lawyers said if the accused could be prosecuted , found guilty and sent to jail , it would send out a powerful signal of this administration anti-corruption fight.
“I am here to submit a formal petition and give further clarification and insights on allegations of corruption abuse of trust and office by mr speaker Yakubu Dogara, the deputy speaker of house, Yusuf Lasun, the whip of the house, Alhassan Doguwa and the minority leader of the house Leo Ogor and nine other members of the House who are also chairmen of different other committees,” he said.
“We have submitted the petition; the chairman of the commission received us in person and we exchanged a couple of ideas on how to move forward.
“If these corrupt set of Nigerians can be prosecuted in earnest and if found guilty sent to jail immediately. So that it will send a very powerful signal of the anti-corruption fight of this government.”
Jibrin had accused Speaker Dogara and other principal officers of padding the 2016 budget