EXPOSED: Jibrin Operates £1.558 Account In UK, Documents Reveals
Posted On Sep 19, 2016
Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin owns and operates foreign account in contravention of relevant Nigerian laws, document by the Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Led National Youth Council of Nigeria reveals.
According to the document obtained and released by Barr Ifeanyi Okonkwo, the Head of the Anti Corruption Unit of the Youth Council, Jibrin owns and operates the foreign account with ING Bank Channels Island, United Kingdom.
The bank is located at Forum House, Grenville Street, St-Heller, Jerssy JE2 4UF, Channels Island United Kingdom.
The document further revealed that Jibrin opened the account with his address at 453 Crankbrook Road, Ilford Essex IG2 6EW.
A check on cbetta.com, a website that prides itself as the fastest source of information about UK company directors revealed that the address which Jibrin used in opening the account is the same address of a company in which he once served Director. The website reveals that Jibril was a director of the company between February, 2011 and January, 2012.
Details of the account statement shows that between June 1st 2016 and June 30 2016, Jibrin has a total of £1.558 million pounds (N825 million equevalent) in the account.
Jibrin however, withdrew the sum of £623.44 pounds within the one month period bringing the balance in the account to £1.376,193.84 British pounds.
Jibrin’s ownership of foreign account contravenes the provisions of the 1999 constitution which bars public officer from owning and operating foreign account.
Paragraph 3, Part one of the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, provides: “The President, Vice President, .. Members of the National Assembly and Houses of Assembly of States and such other public officers or persons as the National Assembly May by law prescribe. Shall not maintain or operate a bank account in any country outside Nigeria”
Paragraph 18 of same Schedule provides to the effect that where the code of conduct Tribunal finds a public officer guilty of contravention of any provision of the code of conduct the punishments to be imposed include:
i). Vacation of office or seat.
ii). Disqualification from membership of a legislative house,
iii). Seizure of forfeiture of assets or property being proceeds of such corruption
b). Prosecution in addition to the above sanctions where the conduct constitutes a crime.
Efforts to get the side of the lawmaker proved abortive as messages sent to his phone were received but never replied.
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