The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has claimed it had traced £1.558m (N825m) to a United Kingdom account allegedly belonging to embattled former chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin.
The Head of the Anti-corruption unit of the NYCN, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, made this revelation on Sunday.
Ikenga Ugochinyere, who identified himself as the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, told Punch that, “The statement came from our anti-corruption unit. Like you can see from the documents attached, we received the information from a reliable source in the UK.”
According to the him, the documents it obtained from the UK revealed that Jibrin allegedly “owns and operates the said account domiciled in ING Bank Channels Island, United Kingdom.”
It said, “The bank is located at Forum House, Grenville Street, St-Heller, Jersey JE2 4UF, Channels Island United Kingdom.
“Jibrin opened the account with his address at 453 Crank brook Road, Ilford Essex IG2 6EW.
“Details of the account statement obtained by some lawyers in the UK show that Jibrin has a total £1.558m (approximately N825m) in the account between June 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016.”
“Jibrin’s ownership of foreign account contravenes the provisions of the 1999 Constitution which bars public officers from owning and operating foreign account,” the group added.
Several efforts by this newspaper to get comment from Jubrin Monday morning did not yield any positive result. However, last night, Jibrin on his twitter handle @AbdulAbmj, posted: “When I heard Speaker Dogara wants to suspend me I laugh”
NYCN Traces £1.558m To UK Bank Account Belonging To Reps Member, Jibrin
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