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‘N284b budget padding’: EFCC grills Jibrin for hours

The budget padding allegation which rocked the House of Representatives last year has returned to the front burner.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday grilled former House Committee on Appropriations chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin for five hours over the about N284billion budget padding claim.

It was learnt that Jibrin released fresh evidence to his interrogators.

Sources described the “fresh insights” as “startling”.

According to findings by our correspondent, Jibrin arrived at the EFCC Headquarters around 11am  for the session.

He left at 4pm after what was described as an “interesting session”.

Jibrin is the first lawmaker to be quizzed in the  first phase of the probe which is starting with 13 persons.

About 50 members of the House, including four principal officers,  have been shortlisted for quizzing.

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