Suspended Abdulmumin Jubrin Goes On Exile, Admits Threat To LifeThe embattled former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has gone on exile to the United Kingdom.
Jibrin who has been suspended from the House, says he fears for his life and would not return to Nigeria until he received guaranty of his safety.
Jubrin, who was speaking on London-based Ben TV, on Monday, November 7, explained that he decided to flee the country because of threats he was reportedly receiving from some of his colleagues whom he accused of fraud.
The self-acclaimed whistleblower, accused his arch-nemesis, Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, the Chief Whip, Alhassan Doguwa, and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, and Herma Hembe of threatening him and members of his family, the Punch newspaper reports
He said had President Muhammadu Buhari spoken on the issue earlier, he would have been accused of using him to fight the leadership of the House.
“The situation currently at hand is different from the initial stage of the crisis. The silence of the Presidency is no longer sending the right message to Nigerians and the international community.” he said
He said over 2,000 fraudulent projects worth over N284bn were inserted into the 2016 budget, adding that such fraud never happened in the history of the Nigerian legislature.
Jibrin said he has managed to stay away from the alleged fraud in the House in the five years he was a member and has never abused his office or sought to corruptly enrich himself.