EFCC probes Jibrin over alleged N418m fraud in 2014 Budget


There appears to be more troubles for the sacked chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) received a fresh petition linking him to fictitious projects inserted into the 2014 budget.

The petition indicated that Abdulmumini, then, as chairman of the House Committee on Finance, inserted 10 different projects worth N418 million through the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, into the budget.

Abdulmumini allegedly secured the 10 contracts through different companies provided by him, and he was copied award letters of the contracts.

According to the petition signed by the Coordinator, Anti-corruption Unit of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ifeanyi Okonwo, all the 10 contracts were allocated on the 26th September 2014.

The award letters also indicated that all projects were to be executed within 14 days of award.

“The contracts’ fictitious nature can even without investigation be seen on the body of the letter. Each of the 10 contracts was awarded to Kano State, no name of the location where this contract is going, the people who are going to receive it, neither the name of the constituency for where the project will be executed. Just awarded to Kano state and Hon member of Bebeji/Kiru Federal constituency which is Jibrin Abdulmumin was copied.”

According to the petition, three of the companies are located in EFAB mall, Area 11, Garki Abuja, and two other companies that were awarded four out of the 10 contracts are linked to the same address.

“We call for immediate and thorough investigation into the suspicious contracts, with the view to ascertain the culpability of the Honorable commissioner for the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, and the lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin and the reason he was copied all the letters of award of contracts.”