25th July, 2016
The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmimin Jibrin, Monday continued his series of revelations on the fraud and corruption perpetuated by Yakubu Dogara.
In a statement made available to journalists, the lawmaker alleged that Dogara frequently solicits for inappropriate favours from agencies and multinational companies.
According to Jibrin, Speaker Dogara forced an agency to grant loans and also blackmailed a construction company to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.
Jibrin also accused Dogara of perpetuating a monumental fraud which has led to his refusal to release details of financial dealings and internal budget of the House.
The lawmaker insists there is more, and further revelations will be made in due course.
Read Jibrin’s full statement:
THE CORRUPT SPEAKER YAKUBU DOGARA AND HIS 3-MAN CABAL – PRESS STATEMENT BY ABDULMUMIN JIBRIN
Honourable colleagues and fellow Nigerians, I wish to make further revelations.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his senior cabal namely Deputy Speaker Lasun, Whip Doguwa and Minority leader Ogor has promoted corruption so badly in the House that if President Muhammadu Buhari, with his disdain for corruption and corrupt people have the slightest idea, he will ban the QUARTET permanently from the Villa before they eventually allow for proper and unbiased investigation by the House.
Mr Speaker and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun diverted millions of naira all in the name of paying for guest houses and official residence. The issue became so messy that the Deputy Speaker openly accused Hon Herma Hembe of short changing them of millions of naira in the deal to the shock of many Hon Members.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara frequently abuse his office amounting to conflict of interest by soliciting for inappropriate favours from agencies and Multinational companies. He forced an agency to grant loans and a construction company blackmailed to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara has carefully designed a scheme to scam Hon Members through deduction from their salaries certain amount of money for a so called mortgage arrangement to build houses for members. He has been applying every under hand tactics to ensure Members agree to the deal.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara has consistently refused members access to the financial dealings and internal budget of the House. He runs the financial management of the House like a cult, aided and abated by the Chairman House services Hon Babanlle Ila. It is no longer news that all over the House, Hon Members are aware of the monumental fraud perpetrated by Speaker Yakubu Dogara in this regard.
We are even told that this is a child’s play compared to the mess and allegations of money laundering he left behind as Chairman house services in both the 6th and 7th Assembly. The EFCC should have something to start working with in respect to his tenure as Chairman House services if they properly dust their files.
I am therefore once again calling on Hon Colleagues and well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his 3 other cohorts to put the interest of country first and allow the House to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations on them.
This is just the tip of an ice bag.
I will make further revelations in due course.