Embattled former chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin has reportedly been uncovered as the owner of a UK bank acount with £1.558m (N825m).
According to a report by Punch following an allegation by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, the bank account with domiciled in ING Bank Channels Island, United Kingdom was traced to Jibrin head of the Council’s anti-corruption unit.
The report further revealed that the account which is domiciled in ING Bank branch situated at Forum House, Grenville Street, St-Heller, Jersey JE2 4UF, was opened with the lawmaker’s address at 453 Crank brook Road, Ilford Essex IG2 6EW.
A total of £1.558m (approximately N825m) was reportedly traced into the account between June 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 but after the withdrawal of £623.44 pounds the balance in the account was put at £1.376, 193.84.
In a recent tweet by Political commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi, Jibrin confirmed owning the account and asked what next after the revelation.
Jibrin had accused the Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara of allegedly inflating the budget.
However, the 1999 Constitution bars public officers from owning and operating foreign accounts.
Jibrin is yet to confirm or deny the allegation on his social media platforms or via his media aides.