Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
Buoyed by the arrest of judges by the Department of State Service (DSS) on allegations of corruption, suspended House of Representatives member, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumin, has written to the Director General, calling for the arrest and prosecution of Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and others for corruption.
The Kano lawmaker said the corruption and fraud allegations he levelled against some principal officers and members of the House, threaten national security and should be dealt with.
He therefore reiterated his call for the arrest of Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Sulaimon Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Minority Leader, Leo Ogor and nine chairmen of standing committees.
In his letter addressed to the Director General of the DSS, made available to THISDAY yesterday, the embattled lawmaker said his ‘alarm’ of running costs allowances being diverted into private pockets by members, has fallen on deaf ears.
“You will be failing in your duties and responsibilities as patriotic citizen and officials of the DSS if you fail to take necessary action to bring this disgraceful and destructive situation to an end,” Abdulmumin said.
He added that three months after he petitioned anti graft agencies, the persons he accused continue to walk free, while corruption continues to thrive in the House.
“As I mentioned in my earlier letter, I am ready with and shall provide upon your invitation and request, all technical and physical assistance throughout the period of this investigation, arrest and prosecution,” he added.
Abdulmumin was recently suspended by the House for 180 legislative sitting days after he was found guilty of breach of privileges of members and sundry acts of misconduct, by the Ethics Committee.