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Indications emerged, yesterday, that security agencies in the United Kingdom may have commenced investigation on the suspended former chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for allegedly owning and operating multiple accounts in Barclays and other banks in Europe and America.

This came barely 24 hours after the anti-corruption unit of the National Youth Council of Nigeria ,NYCN, alleged that it had uncovered five foreign bank accounts operated by Jibrin.

But in a swift reaction, Jibrin denied the allegations against him, describing them as mere blackmail and tissues of lies by paid agents to tarnish his reputation.

An unconfirmed report has it that the United Kingdom Financial Intelligence Unit, UKFIU, and the National Crime Agency had provided information on various bank accounts maintained in the UK by Jibrin.

But the former House Appropriation Chairman, who issued a statement on the allegations, admitted that he used one of the accounts to buy a house in London, located at 1, Cotswold Gardens, London, NW 1PE.

Jibrin said:  “My attention has been drawn, for the umpteenth time, to yet again another bunch of lies and misinformation by the discredited and so-called “anti-corruption unit” of the “Nigerian Youth Council whose only client now is the cabal of the House of Representatives.

“On the latest misinformation, the Barclays accounts were opened long before I joined the House. All the accounts, including the Euro and dollar, are dormant with no transaction whatsoever as claimed and balance of 1 euro and 1 dollar respectively until they were closed.

“The mortgage account which I used to buy 81 Cotswold Garden in 2009 is non-performing and has been in debit.”

“On the piece of land in my village, it is owned by local farmers who are willing to donate such lands so long as it will be used to bring massive development to our town.

“The allegations are false and concocted to portray me in bad light in the eyes of the public. I, therefore, wish to state that the allegations are an extension of the witch hunt by the corrupt cabal in the House.”

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  1. Abdulmumin Jibrin is a Nigerian politician, businessman and academic. He was born in the military barracks of Agenebode old Bendel state where his father was serving as a young Lieutenant in the Nigerian army.

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