Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja today refused to hear two separate suits filed by a former Chairman, Appropriation Committee, House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in relation to his travails over alleged budget padding.
The court held that Jibrin failed to obtain the court’s leave to have his cases heard during the ongoing vacation.
Abdulmumin Jubrin, filed the suit, against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun and other principal officers of the lower chamber, seeking order to stop their alleged plan to suspend him from the house.
Jibrin had made available various documents to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the police in petition, asking the anti-graft agency and the police to probe the principal over their alleged padding of 2016 budget.
The police set up a special investigative team led by Amodu Ali to probe Dogara and three other principal officers of the house while it also invited Jibrin to supply more evidence to clarify some grey areas of the allegation.
In what is now looking like a counter move, the house had resolved to suspend Jibrin, the embattled former Chairman of Appropriation Committee. However to stop the planned suspension, Jibrin quickly approached the court to seek legal action.