Mr. Abdulmimin Jibrin, former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has denied a widely circulated media report that he owns an account with ING Bank UK, with an Essex address and balance of £1.3m
The denial was made in a press statement released to journalists. Jibrin described the document attached to the report as fake, saying he does not own such an account, balance attributed and has nothing to do with the Essex address.
He described the media report as part of a wider propaganda scheme directed by Mr. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, using his Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. CID Maduebum. “Mr. Maduebum has recruited and paid N20million to one Ifeanyi Okonkwo and Ikenga Ugochinyere of a shadowy youth organization to do the hatchet job
“You will recall that the same group went to town with the allegations of N17 billion and N418 million, both of which turned out unfounded,” Jibrin stated.
He explained that Dogara’s plan, ahead of the resumption of the House, is to divert attention from the allegations of budget fraud and corruption against him. “The plan is to create credibility problem for me, as I prepare to release more revelations of corruption by Dogara that will shock Nigerians
“It is curious that all the allegations against me are made by faceless or shadowy organizations; no member of House has signed on to any allegation against me
“I am, therefore, calling on the relevant authorities to investigate and take decisive action on this latest assault on my person.
“I will be reporting these hatchet men to the Police and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, and my lawyers are taking the necessary legal actions. Enough is enough,” he said.
Mr. Jibrin called on the general public to disregard this latest attempt at blackmail, saying the document in circulation is worth less than a toilet paper.