President Muhammadu Buhari, has been in a state of shock and silence after it was discovered that an APC chieftain had amass so much stolen funds hidden in the UK.
According to investigation reports, security agencies have begun investigations and profiling of assets both in Nigeria and abroad, allegedly owned by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin.
It was later discovered that the embattled Lawmaker, who is now a self styled anti-corruption crusader, is said to have multi-billion naira assets in Nigeria, Dubai, United Kingdom, United States of America, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Recall, that Jibrin had accused 10 principal officer of sharing more than N10 billion in fraudulent proceeds and also began his allegations against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other members of the House, over deliberate efforts to stall his access to the President.
During Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCCinvestigation, Jibrin confessed to being a beneficiary of a questionable office maintenance allowance for Members of the House of Reps, to the tune of N650 million. The Kano-born Lawmaker, said he regretted taking the loot, however, promised that he would explain how he used his ill-gotten N650 million.
He said: “I have records and account of how I spent every penny that I have taken. “In fact, it has been published in a 150-page book. “However, I have never been comfortable with the money! Thank God the wasteful allowances regime has reached its waterloo! The country and House will be better off!”Jibrin had confirmed.
However, a reliable source in the National Assembly close to the Presidency, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed security agencies to do a thorough background check on Jibrin.
The source said: “I want to let you know that because of the series of allegations being churned out by the former Appropriation Chairman, the Presidency had directed security agencies to do background checks on him, and the report revealed damning things about him.
“The preliminary report shows that he has properties worth billions of naira here in Nigeria, Dubai, US, UK, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In fact, by what I gathered, Jibrin is far richer than imagined.”
According to the source, the President was shocked at the revelations so far made. “His assets are stupendous and the presidency is still shocked at how he made such wealth. Although, it is understood he was into business, the source of his assets is being tracked by the security agencies,” the source added.
He said the security apparatus have also compiled list of his activities when he was Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, during the 7th Assembly.
According to the source, Jibrin’s decision to confess that he also benefited from the alleged illegal allowances to Members of the House, was taken after news got to himthat the Presidency had ordered a secret investigation into his assets.