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EFCC May Arrest Jibrin In Fresh N17 Billion Fraud Allegation

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Abdulmumin Jibrin, the ousted chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, may have found himself in fresh trouble over allegations of fraud leveled against him.

It has been gathered that Jibrin might may be arrested and charged to court by the Police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Jibrin, who was recently invited by the EFCC, was grilled by the anti-graft agency over his past financial transactions and several petitions against him.

According to the Punch, in 2012, the EFCC was said to have investigated and charged Jibrin to court over money laundering allegations and contract abuses in his Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency in Kano State.

The total amount involved in the two laundering cases amounts to 17 billion naira.

A source told Punch that, “Upon receiving signals that he (Jibrin) may soon be charged to court by the EFCC, he rushed to court on Thursday August 9, 2016, seeking injunction restraining the police and other anti-graft agencies from arresting or charging him to court.”

In suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/539 between Jibrin on one part and The Nigeria Police, the inspector general of Police, the commissioner of Police, FCT, Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Leo Ogor and the Attorney General of the Federation, Jibrin is asking the court to stop the police from arresting him.

In an affidavit attached to the suit, Jibrin alleged that the principal officers of the House named in the suit have “plotted with the 1st to 3rd respondents (Police, IG and Compol, FCT) to nab him and also put him out of circulation and so as to lay their hands on the said documents and destroy the evidence therein and avoid a leakage of their roles in the budget issue.”

Also, in another suit with No. FHC/ABJ/CS/595 against the House of Representatives, the clerk, the speaker and 12 other members of the House, Jibrin is among other things seeking an order of the court stopping the House from suspending him from the House pending the determination of the substantive suit.

In an affidavit deposed in the Court, Jibrin said if the respondents/defendants “are not immediately restrained, he would be suspended as a member of the House and this will greatly prejudice him and thousands of his constituents who rely on him to afford them their due representations in the Federal legislature.”

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