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Budget Padding: Jibrin seeks court order to stop suspension by House

19 August 2016, 09:48

Abuja - A former chairman, House of Representative Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin, has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to restrain the leadership of the House of Representatives from suspending him.

Jibrin, representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, urged the court, to set aside the decision of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and Uzoma Abonta, pending the determination of the case.

He also asked the court to declare as illegal, the decision of the House to suspend him without allowing the external investigation committee to probe his allegations of budget padding.

Also read: Jibrin seeks spiritual help over budget padding scandal

When the case came up for hearing on Thursday, Justice Okon Abang sought to know if the defendants in the case were served with the court processes.

Counsel to Jibrin, Mohammed Suleiman, told the court that the plaintiff was yet to serve the defendants with the motion.

Abang therefore directed that all parties in the suit be put on notice before he could entertain the application.

He adjourned the hearing till August 25.

Jibrin is accusing the leadership of the House of fraudulently padding the 2016 budget with projects worth N40 billion.

He wants the speaker and other principal officers probed.

- News 24


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