EFCC to Invite Dogara, Others over N100bn Allegation

Chidi Samuel

At last it does appear that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are making plans to invite the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, his deputy and other members of the house to respond to the allegations made against them by the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Dr. Jibrin Abdulmumin.

It will be recalled that the former appropriation committee chairman, had among other issues, accused the speaker, other principal officers, and some House committee chairman of diverting N40 billion out of N100billion allocated to constituency projects in the 2016 budget.

In what appears to be a major break through in the running saga, sources in the anti-graft agency said Tuesday  that the investigation had reached an advanced stage.

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“Our senior operatives involved in the investigation have grilled officials of 16 federal ministries in connection with the on-going probe into the allegations contained in a petition written to the commission by Abdulmumin, the source who spoke with THISDAY in confidence stated.

“Our operatives have gathered some evidence on some of the issues raised in the petition. The commission would soon send invitation letters to some of the members listed in the petition to our commission,”

“Very soon, we will get to a point where those who have any case to answer would be summoned to make clarifications where necessary. In this fight against corruption, we believe nobody is above the law,” the source concluded.