Anti-Corruption Group Accuses Jibrin Of Operating Foreign Accounts

Abdulmumin-JibrinA group known as the Anti-Corruption Unit, has released documents showing that the immediate past chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, operates foreign accounts.

According to the documents released by the group, the lawmaker allegedly operates an account with the ING Bank located at Forum House, Granville Street, St-Heller, Jerssy JE2 4UF, in the Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

The address contained in the account is 453 Crankbrook Road, Ilford Essex IG2 6EW, while a breakdown showed that there was a total of £1.558million in the account between June 1 and June 30, 2016.

A statement of account also obtained by the group showed that £623.44 was withdrawn from the account, leaving it with a balance of £1.376,193.84.

The Anti-Corruption Unit said the bank details were obtained by some lawyers in the United Kingdom.

Hon. Jibrin, who has been championing an anti-corruption crusade in the House of Representatives since his removal as chairman of the appropriation committee by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, by purportedly maintaining and operating a foreign account, flouted the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

Part 1, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution states that; “The President, Vice President, members of the National Assembly and Houses of Assembly of states and such other public officers or persons as the National Assembly may by law shall not maintain or operate a bank account in any country outside Nigeria”.

The embattled Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency lawmaker was yet to react to the claim by the ACU as at the time of publishing this report.