Jibrin Seeks N1bn Compensation In Fresh Suit Filed Against Reps

Suspended lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin, former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has filed a fresh suit against the leadership of the House of representatives.

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Abdulmumin Jibrin

 

The suit was filed by Jibrin at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday shortly after he withdrew his previous suit challenging his suspension from the House.

The embattled lawmaker is seeking one billion naira as damages for his suspension.

Prior to his suspension, Jibrin made damning allegations against the Speaker, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yussuf Lasun; Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa; Minority Leader, Leo Ogor; and nine other members. He accusing them of padding the 2016 budget.In the fresh suit, he urged the court to declare his suspension as a violation of his fundamental human right to freedom of expression.He prayed the court to declare that the resolution passed by the House of Representatives suspending him was in breach of Section 68 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.He asked the court to restrain the House of Representatives from preventing him from participating in the committees of the House or accessing the legislative chambers to perform his legislative duties.

Justice John Tsoho, who had earlier struck out a suit filed by Jibrin, has fixed Nov.22 for hearing of the suit.

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