Budget Padding Saga: suit challenging Jibrin’s suspension, stalled

Budget Padding Saga: suit challenging Jibrin’s suspension, stalled

A suit challenging the suspension of federal lawmaker, Abdulmumini Jibrin over budget padding saga, was on Tuesday stalled by the absence of judge at the federal high court sitting in Kano.
The suit was filed by his Constituents, the Kiru Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano. Their lawyer, Bashir Muhammed Mukadar told newsmen that the case was adjourned further to January 18, 2017 for mention due to   the ongoing judges’ conference in Abuja.
The Judge in charge of Mr Jibrin’s case is attending the conference which began on Monday and is slated to end on December 23.
Recall that the constituency sued the National Assembly, Speaker and Clark of the House of Representatives, asking court to determine whether Mr Jibril’s action to expose fraud in the house, contravenes the position of the law and whether the lengthy period of his suspension was in compliance with the laid down procedures of the national assembly.
They had also prayed the court to order the immediate reinstatement of Mr Jibrin, payment of arrears of all his entitlements and payment of N2 billion as damage for blackmailing him.

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