SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, (THEWILL) – Erstwhile Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Icpc, to immediately arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, for allegedly padding the 2016 Budget.
He also called on the anti-graft agencies to arrest the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa, Minority leader, Leo Ogor and 10 Committee chairmen for their involvement in the purported padding of the appropriation document.
Making this call via his Twitter handle on Friday, Jibrin claimed that Dogara and the others he called for their arrest have been running to high places for protection.
He wrote: “This is 24 hours after my lawyers requested the EFCC and ICPC to grant me a date and time to personally deliver my petition on Mr. Speaker and three others.
“EFCC and ICPC are yet to revert to me. I decided to go personally so that in addition to the petition I can provide some further insight to them.
“EFCC and ICPC must arrest the Speaker, the three others and few others members in my petition immediately.
“They are running to high places, looking for cover.”