Dogara, others want to kill me – Jibrin

Dogara, others want to kill me – Jibrin
August 08 10:19 2016

Former House of Representatives committee chairman on appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin has resumed his media attacks on Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other members  who he accused of padding the 2016 budget figures.

Jibrin had been quiet for a few days after the All Progressives’ Congress leadership asked the two parties to stop media comments.

But in a fresh statement on Sunday,
Jibril accused the speaker of
pocketing N25million monthly,
amounts he said were never
accounted for.

Jibrin also raised alarm about his safety, saying Dogara and other adversaries may have perfected plans to kill him.

He however added that he had given all incriminating evidences against Dogara to a trusted lawyer, in case he dies during the ongoing crises.

He accused Dogara of
enlisting the support of a five-
man cabal consisting of two
governors and three former
House members to
shield him from possible
prosecution.

He also accused his enemies of blocking all opportunities for him to speak to President Muhammadu Buhari on his side of the story.

He insisted that Dogara and others must resign to allow for proper investigation.

“I am therefore left with no
choice than to plead with all our
former Heads of State, Gen
Yakubu Gowon, Gen Olusegun
Obasanjo, Alh Shehu Shagari, Gen
Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Enest
Shonekan, Gen Abdulsalam
Abubakar and Dr Goodluck
Jonathan and the diplomatic
community, particularly
Ambassador of the United States
of America, High Commissioner of
the United Kingdom, the German
and French Ambassadors and all
well-meaning Nigerians to join in
the call on the corrupt and
fraudulent Speaker Dogara and 3
others to reconvene the House
immediately, step aside and allow
for a thorough external
investigation and also call on the
anti-corruption agencies to
expedite action on investigation
and commencement of
prosecution in line with the anti
corruption stands of this
government, ” he said.

Full Statement

YAKUBU DOGARA, YUSUF LASUN,
ALHASSAN DOGUWA AND 9 OTHERS:
A LITMUS TEST FOR THE FIGHT
AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
AND A DEFINING MOMENT FOR THE
STRUGGLE TO CLEAN THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF CORRUPTION
AND WEED OUT CORRUPT ELEMENTS

It has once again become necessary for me to
make some statements, clarifications and
further revelations.
As you are aware, my party the APC has
intervened in the current crisis, following
allegations of corruption, embezzlement and
gross abuse of office I leveled against Speaker
Yakubu Dogara, three other principal officers
and 9 other members, of which none had
responded to any.

As I said earlier, it is only the 13 members of
the House that are on trial not the House of
Representative as an institution. Surprisingly,
they have resorted to using every tactics to
narrow the allegations to only issue of
padding, which in itself is a grievous offense,
ignoring tens of other criminal allegations
contained in my petition to the anti-
corruption agencies.

In doing so, they
mischievously expanded the scope of the
culpability to give an impression that the
entire House, Senate and even the Executive
arm of government and some individuals
outside NASS are on trial.
This is a wicked attempt to drag many
institutions and individuals into the matter to
neutralize the issue, spread fear and sell the
dummy that the entire country will go down if
this matter is dealt with decisively. This is the
biggest blackmail I have ever seen. Nigerians
should know that the whole agenda of this
blackmail is being coordinated by a group of
five people, two serving Governors and three
former members of the House.

I will give their
names in due course. They have been running
pillar to post and I keep wondering what
really do they have to hide or are afraid of
since they are not Members of the House.
The meeting with the party went very well
and in all honesty they were very objective
and showed understanding. I told the party
that I will be part of any peaceful resolution
EXCEPT on the criminal allegations I have
raised against Speaker Dogara and 12 others.
On that, I told the party there is no going back
and further informed them that more
revelations will be made once investigation
commences. I also informed the party that I
will stand as witness against them and
provide every support that will help
investigation and prosecution of these 13
extremely corrupt members.

The party wrote
and asked that Dogara and I should stop
further public statements on this issue. I
respected the party and stopped further
statement but kept a close watch on what was
going on. Of course I have my network
everywhere.
After three days of careful observation and
receiving information from very patriotic
Nigerians, I discovered a grand plan by the
group of two Governors and three former
members designed to provide soft-landing for
Dogara and 12 others, give them time to clean
up the mess on their desk, destroy whatever
evidence in their possession and reach, spread
money across members to buy signature of
vote of confidence, try to scare and drag as
many people as they can into this matter,
invade the party and top government officials
and influential people that have the ears of
the president and try to change the media and
public narrative by embarking on very
expensive media campaign to discredit and
attack my person with all manner of lies they
can concoct.

I have made it a duty to respond to all the
allegations against me. The latest they brought
up this weekend has already been taken care
of in my soon-to-be-released memoir. But I
have decided not to wait until my birthday in
September to release it. I will start releasing
the memoir in piecemeal any moment from
now so that answers to their cheap blackmail,
including the junk and lies they peddle in the
media, will be provided. While I was
determined to observe the ceasefire, Dogara
and his group of few rogues didn’t. I called
Sen Lawali Shuaibu and complained on
Thursday, Friday and Sunday. He promised to
reach the Speaker. On Friday the Speaker
spoke to the press after meeting the president
on the matter, and they launched a massive
attack on me on Saturday and today Sunday
in the media, while the party is keeping a
sealed lip. No body will blame me that I
responded.

Iam completely convinced that the
two Governors and three former members
were already at work. I know them like the
palms of my hands, and I know how they
operate. But Almighty God is more than them.
I was shocked and dumbfounded when I saw
the Speaker on television saying padding is
not an offense not because of the disgraceful
contradiction after clearly stating that I was
“sacked” for padding but I could not believe
he could have the temerity to make such
reckless, insensitive, arrogant and fraudulent
statement right within the sanctity of the
president’s Presidential Villa, a place that
symbolizes zero tolerance for corruption. If
you watched the Speaker on the screen
talking, you can clearly see that from his face,
cap, Agbada, down to his shoes, it was a
radiation of corruption, dirty money,
monumental fraud and abuse of office.

It was
irritating to see such character around the
corridors of power.
He didn’t know that by that statement he has
clearly confirmed my allegation that he and 3
others connived with some committee
chairmen to insert into the budget over 2,000
items worth 284billion naira. No wonder he
refused to take action despite my complaint.
Now that I have provided evidence that he
and 3 others masterminded the insertion of 40
billion naira into the budget, another wasteful
20billion naira and attempt to force me to
insert another 30billion naira into the budget,
padding is no longer an offence ! So the
Speaker is saying the nine roads he inserted
into the budget which he fraudulently
sandwiched into 4 roads and inserted billions
into that without any design or costing is not
an offense Or the water project he hijacked
from the budget and took to his farm is not an 
offence Or moving ten solar boreholes to a
place that probably requires just two is not an
offense? This has really proved that Speaker
Dogara is the son, father, grand father and
great grand father of padding! Nigerians are
watching!!!
Let me make further revelations here. In
addition to the allegations I already made, the
anti-corruption agencies should ask Speaker
Dogara why on earth he collects 25million
naira every month just to spend it the way he
wants.

They should also ask him to provide
proof of how he is funding his farm in
Nasarawa State which was just few hectares
six months ago and now miraculously
expands to about 100 hectares with new
buildings and state-of-the-art equipment
worth millions as well as the mansion he has
suddenly built in Wuse II within six months.
It will be unfair to drag the Senate or senators
into this matter. Everybody knows that it is
the House that has commanding powers over
appropriation. There is nothing in the senate
appropriation committee secretariat, that is
why I requested for the protection of only that
of the House when I heard Dogara was
planning to destroy the computers and the
hardware. The Senate president was too busy
then to even get involved.

He was always
receiving what I later realized was skeletal
briefing from the Speaker. It is also a strong
tradition of the National Assembly that in an
event of disagreement between standing
committee of the Senate and the House, that of
the House supersedes. That was exactly what
we did on 2016 budget except that of Health,
where we adopted the report of the Senate
because the chairman House Committee on
Health practically converted the budget to his
personal estate, moving massive amount of
money that made the whole exercise looked
like a big joke.

I heard the chairman Hon
Chike Okafor talking, trying to put defence on
TV, and I simply said truly looters have no
shame in Nigeria. The Minister of Health Prof
Adewale is alive to testify and he knows the
role I played to get the health budget, atleast
to an implementable shape.
All government and security agencies and top
government functionaries should be wary of
the activities of these two governors and three
former members going round trying to
blackmail the Senate and the Executive arm of
government in order to diffuse and neutralize
the allegations that will change the history of
Nigerian parliament for good. We may never
have this kind of opportunity to deal
decisively with corruption in the House. We
may never! If you observe carefully, you will
notice attempts last week to wickedly drag the
Senate, DSS, SGF and others into this matter.

This is all orchestrated by the group of 2
governors, 3 former members and Speaker
Dogara and his corrupt cabal. Nobody is in a
better position than me to know who the
culprits are. The next time you see them in
your offices trying to blackmail you that these
allegations will bring down the whole country,
report them to the police immediately. These
allegations are on Speaker Dogara and 12
others and will not in anyway bring down the
House, the Senate or the Executive arm of
government as they are claiming in their
widely spread propaganda.
Part of the grand plan is also to peg the
blackmail on religious line. Speaker Dogara
forgot that it was me, a Muslim from North
West that spearheaded his election despite all
the challenges I faced.
I believe Speaker Dogara, the 12 others and
some vested interest within and outside the
House want to kill me. I no longer feel safe. I
have carefully followed their desperation to
suppress what will go down in history as the
biggest corruption case in Nigeria.

I have
prepared myself for any eventuality. I have
spoken to my mum and dad extensively
during the weekend. I have prepared my
family. I have handed over a handwritten
note and documents to a popular SAN, a man
of integrity and other persons that I believe
will lay it bare even if they succeed in killing
me.
It is a fact that all the members that signed for
Dogara’s vote of confidence collected money
in a shameful and disgraceful exercise, and
despite that the consensus remains the
Speaker must step aside and face external
investigation.
Finally, this cabal of two governors and three
former members have blocked every avenue
that I can use to reach the President so that he
can get a different perspective on this issue.
Iam therefore left with no choice than to plead
with all our former Heads of State, Gen
Yakubu Gowon, Gen Olusegun Obasanjo, Alh
Shehu Shagari, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, Chief
Enest Shonekan, Gen Abdulsalam Abubakar
and Dr Goodluck Jonathan and the diplomatic
community, particularly Ambassador of the
United States of America, High Commissioner
of the United Kingdom, the German and
French Ambassadors and all well-meaning
Nigerians to join in the call on the corrupt and
fraudulent Speaker Dogara and 3 others to
reconvene the House immediately, step aside
and allow for a thorough external
investigation and also call on the anti-
corruption agencies to expedite action on
investigation and commencement of
prosecution in line with the anti corruption
stands of this government.
God bless Nigeria.
Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin
APC-Kano
Kiru-Bebeji Federal Constituency
Kano