The presidency and the corrupt ‘Legislooters’

The presidency and the corrupt 'Legislooters'

Senator Abdulmumin Jibrin and Speaker of the house of representative, Yakubu Dogara, are embroiled in a messy corruption scandal.

Both senators are from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Senator Jibrin had raised an alarm that Speaker Dogara was defrauding Nigerians in a massive scale.

After Jibrin blew of the lid of Dogara’s practices, the Speaker reportedly mandated the police to man Jibrins house.

Jibrin went for broke and released other damning corrupt practices of Speaker Dogara.

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According to Jibrin, “Speaker Yakubu Dogara Deputy Speaker Lasun, Whip Doguwa and Minority leader Ogor have promoted corruption so badly in the House.

“If President Buhari with his disdain for corruption and corrupt people has the slightest idea, he will ban the quartet permanently from the Villa.

“This will allow for proper and unbiased investigation by the House.

“Mr. Speaker and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun diverted millions of naira all in the name of paying for guest houses and official residence.

“The issue became so messy that the Deputy Speaker openly accused Hon Herma Hembe of short changing them of millions of naira in the deal to the shock of many Hon Members.

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“Speaker Dogara frequently solicits for inappropriate favors from agencies and Multinational companies.

“He forced an agency to grant loans and a construction company blackmailed to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.”

“We are even told that this is a child’s play compared to the mess and allegations of money laundering he left behind as Chairman, House Services in both the 6th and 7th Assembly.

“The EFCC should have something to start working with in respect to his tenure as Chairman House Services if they properly dust their files.

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“I am therefore once again calling on Nigerians to prevail on Speaker Dogara and co to put the interest of country first.

“They should allow the House to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations on them,” Jibrin said.

Surprisingly, neither the EFCC, police nor other anti-graft agencies has called Dogara to defend the massive allegations.

Curiously too, the presidency is mute in the ongoing scandal.