The budget padding ruckus seems to be attracting new headlines daily as those involved are bent in seeing the end of it. On the side of the immediate past Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who acted as the whistleblower has taken a step forward to invite the Department of State Services to arrest the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara. Jibrin, yesterday stormed the headquarters of the DSS, Abuja, to seek the arrest of the Speaker for his role in the alleged budget padding.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Jibrin said he was at the DSS headquarters as of 7.30pm on Friday to call for the arrest of Dogara and other members involved in the padding.
He wrote, “Just arrived SSS HQ. The journey to get Speaker Dogara and other members of the corrupt group has begun!”
Jibrin has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission regarding the alleged padding.
Sources said the EFCC had acknowledged receipt of the petition.
A source at the EFCC said, “We have just received a petition from Jibrin. We will definitely work on it.”