– Whistleblower on budget padding scandal, federal lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin has called on the Department of State Service (DSS) to raid the House of Representatives as it did to the judges over the weekend
– Jibrin said the move has become necessary because of the alleged endemic corruption in the lower of house of corruption has become a threat to national security
– Jibrin said in a statement on Tuesday, October 11 that the House of Reps should be ashamed of itself for speaking on the DSS raid of the judges when the corruption within the lower chamber was way more than what the judges were arrested for
The Nigerian secret police, the State Security Service (SSS), has been invited to raid the National Assembly because of the huge corruption in the legislature just days after the DSS raid on the homes of judges across the country.
This call was made by suspended House of Representatives member representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency of Kano state Abdulmumin Jibrin.
According to Jibrin, the SSS would be failing in its duties of ensuring national security if it can raid the lower house of legislature which he described as corrupt beyond measures.
In his statement title “Letter to the DSS” and tweeted on his official Twitter handle late on Tuesday, October 11, Jibrin described the House of Representatives as full of bunch of shameless people whose high level of corrupt practices are a risk to national security.
The statement read: “The House of Reps under the disgraced SpeakerDogara 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.”
Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday, October 11 launched a probe into the DSS raid of the homes of judges at the weekend in a strong to reaction to the event that shocked many Nigerians.
Senate president Bukola Saraki announced the investigation during a session of the upper chamber of legislature on Tuesday.
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