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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Suspended House of Representatives member who represents Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has called on the Department of Security Services (DSS) to crackdown on what he termed "corrupt" National Assembly members.

Speaking in a statement released today, Jibrin narrated:
"The House of Reps under the disgraced Speaker Dogara has no shame. If all Nigerians will criticize the DSS raid on Judges, the House has lost the moral grounds to join in such criticism in the face of grievous allegations of systemic corruption, diversion and embezzlement of running cost, fraud and corruption against the Speaker and other members which the House is trying to suppress in a grand cover up.

"I wrote reminding the DSS that the systemic corruption in the House is a threat to national security. Below are some contents of the letter. You will recall that I wrote you a letter dated July 29 wherein I requested on the strength of the fraud and abuse of office allegations.

"I levelled against Speaker Dogara and others for your office to investigate, arrest and prosecute the Speaker and other corrupt persons in the House.

"I wish to remind you that 3 months after, things have remained the same. The accused persons have become emboldened, walk around freely.

"And carrying out actions to destroy evidence, made attempts to kidnap and assassinate me and corruption continue to strive in the House of Reps.

"Last week, I raised alarm over systemic corruption where billions are stolen by Members of the House of Reps in the name of running cost.

"I demanded investigation and the Minister of Finance to stop payment of such money forthwith because as an insider I am hundred per cent sure that the money is diverted to private pockets through a fraudulent means of systemic corruption but all seems to fall on deaf ears.

"I further provided some names of members involved in the running cost scam as a starting point for investigation and prosecution as follows;

"Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Whip Alhassan Doguwa, Minority Leader Leo Ogor, Hon Herma Hembe, Hon Jagaba Adams.

"Hon Timothy Golu, Hon Yunusa Abubakar, Hon Mukaila Olayiwola Kazzim, Hon Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas and Hon Osai Nicolas.

"This chronic corruption in the House is undoubtedly a threat to National Security and must be dealt with decisively without further delays.

"You will be failing in your duties if you do not take decisive actions to bring this disgraceful and destructive situation to an end.

"As I mentioned earlier, I am ready to provide all assistance throughout the period of this investigation, arrest and prosecution."
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