Dogara, Principal officers, others to be quizzed over Padding

Fifty members of the Federal House of Representatives including four principal officers, may be quizzed in the ongoing probe of budget padding which rocked the 2016 budget, an EFCC source has disclosed.

The principal officers are Speaker Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Speaker Lasun Yusuf; Minority Leader Leo Ogor; and House Whip Alhassan Doguwa.

Already, Ogor has been invited for interrogation on Friday, according to a popular Newspaper.

The probe followed a petition by former House Committee on Appropriations chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, who sources said, detectives have discovered also has a case to answer.

Jibrin’s July 29, 2016 petition was sent through Hammart and Company, Doka Chambers, and Law Bond Solicitors.

The signatories are Mohammed Abdulhamid of Hammart and Company, A.B. Bako of Doka Chambers and C. Nwachukwu of Law Bond Solicitors.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had grilled Jibrin for five hours over the about N284billion budget padding claim.


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