It has been revealed that Abdulmumin Jibrin, who was recently suspended member of the House of Representative operates five foreign accounts.
A fresh petition against the lawmaker by the Anti-corruption Unit of the National Youth Council said Jibrin allegedly opened and operated the foreign accounts while serving as a member of the House.
The accounts are “Barclays Bank International Account, SC 204744 AC 33471268; Barclays Bank Reserve Account, SC 204744 AC 43707164; Barclays Mortgage Account, SC 204744 AC 94030664; Barclays Bank Euro Currency Account, SC 204744 AC 52339433; and Barclays USD Currency Account, SC 204744 AC 74521222.”
The council also provided details of the five foreign bank accounts said to be owned by Jibrin.
The petition which was addressed to the speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara and presented to the chairman of the House Committee on Ethics/ Privileges Nicholas Ossai was submitted on Monday, December 5.
Also copied in the petition were the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; and the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The petition demanded the prosecution of the House of Representative whistle-blower.
However, in his response to the allegation levelled on him by the council, Jibrin has said that the unit led by its coordinator Ifeanyi Okonkwo is spreading lies.
He also accused Speaker Dogara and three others of padding the nation’s budget by over N40 billion.
In addition to the accounts, the group produced Jibrin’s asset declaration form, wherein he wrote to the CCB that he owned only one four-bedroomed bungalow in Kaduna, which he bought in 2008 at the price of N150m.
The lawmaker also filled in the form that he owned only one car, did not own a farm, undeveloped plot, ranch or factory.