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Jibrin should undergo psychiatric tests over padding, Reps insist

29 August 2016, 06:33

Abuja - Leaders from the House of Representatives on Sunday insisted that the former Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, should undergo psychiatric evaluation to ascertain his mental state.

According to a Punch report, the leaders found themselves shocked by Jibrin's latest allegation, which states that leaders in the House have pocketed an alleged N10 billion within the last 13 years, while stating that the former Chairman's shift in focus could be a sign of existing mental challenges.

Minority Leader Leo Ogor claimed that Jibrin's alleged spewing of "baseless figures" is concerning and is an indication that he should "have his head checked urgently".

“His case is fast getting out of hands. Honestly, he needs help to stop peddling lies and to deliberately rubbish the names of his colleagues and the institution of the National Assembly.

Also read: Budget padding: Jibrin confesses to receiving N650m illegal allowances

“I have seen that this man has an issue with his head and he should see a psychiatrist. Tests should be conducted on him urgently. I don’t know what he stands to gain by peddling lies against his colleagues,” Ogor stated.

In line with Jibrin's allegations, the former Chairman accused House Speaker Yakubu Dogara of converting an estimated N1.5 billion for personal use to date, while claiming that Deputy Whip Pally Iriase has pocked N700m.

In addition, Jibrin has claimed that Deputy House Leader, Buba Jibril, has received about N1.2 billion while House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila has taken away approximately the same amount, Daily Trust reports.

Read more at Punch

- News24


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