Abdulmumin Jibrin, the embattled former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has denied reports that he owns an account with a UK bank with a balance of £1.3m (about N533m) as alleged by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN.
According to Punch, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, who identified himself as the President of the NYCN had in a statement on Sunday said the council traced the said sum to an ING Bank UK, with an Essex address allegedly owned by Jibrin.
But Jubrin has denied this in a press statement released to journalists. He described the document attached to the report as fake, saying he does not own such an account, balance attributed and has nothing to do with the Essex address.
He said the allegations are propaganda scheme directed by Mr. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, using his Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. CID Maduebum.
“Mr. Maduebum has recruited and paid N20million to one Ifeanyi Okonkwo and Ikenga Ugochinyere of a shadowy youth organization to do the hatchet job.
“You will recall that the same group went to town with the allegations of N17 billion and N418 million, both of which turned out unfounded,” Jibrin stated.
He continued, “The plan is to create credibility problem for me, as I prepare to release more revelations of corruption by Dogara that will shock Nigerians
“It is curious that all the allegations against me are made by faceless or shadowy organizations; no member of House has signed on to any allegation against me.
“I am, therefore, calling on the relevant authorities to investigate and take decisive action on this latest assault on my person.
“I will be reporting these hatchet men to the Police and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, and my lawyers are taking the necessary legal actions. Enough is enough,” he said.
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