Jibrin Gives House Of Reps Members 3 Days To Return “Questionable” Allowances

House of RepsSuspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has given his colleagues three days to refund to government coffers, all questionable allowances they paid themselves.

The embattled lawmaker in a statement Thursday, warned that any of his colleague that fails to heed his call should be prepared for the backlash that would follow when he publishes details of how such official perpetrated the alleged fraud.

Mr. Jibrin’s statement came a day after he was placed on suspension by the House for 180 legislative days after being found guilty of violating House ethics and lawmakers’ privileges.

To return their loot, Mr. Jibrin advised members of the House of Representatives to individually approach the appropriate authority and make arrangement on how to pay everything back into the federal purse.

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“I have written to the Clerk of the National Assembly to stand by in anticipation”, Mr. Jibrin said. “In the face of the revenue challenges and biting hardship the country is currently facing, there is no better time the country needs such money than now”.

The lawmaker said he resolved to take this course of action after receiving numerous enquiries from different corners on the need for him to back his allegations against the House leadership and other lawmakers with evidence.

“I have come under intense public scrutiny and pressure to prove that there exists systemic corruption in the House”. Mr. Jibrin said.

The suspended lawmaker said he was specifically demanding the return of a N10 million illegal allowances his colleagues allocated to themselves while majority of Nigerians living in penury, were struggling to make ends meet.

The House of Representatives is yet to respond to this latest threat by Mr. Jibrin.