Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, has vowed not to return to Nigeria unless his safety is guaranteed.
Jibrin left Nigeria for London last week to receive an award and take his anti-corruption campaign to the international community.
You would recall the Rep member was suspended by the House of Representatives following allegations of corruption and budget padding he made against the Speaker, some principal officers and a few other members.
In an exclusive interview with BEN TV in London on Monday, the lawmaker said he recently received threats from some of the lawmakers he accused of corruption.
According to him, the House Leadership is allegedly using a member of the House who is a committee chairman to either try to assassinate or kidnap him or members of his family.
But reacting to Jibrin’s interview, the chairman, House Committee on FCT, Hon Herman Hembe, said the suspended lawmaker’s allegation that his life was under threat was foolish and laughable.
“My attention has been drawn to a statement issued by the suspended member, Abdulmumin Jibrin who has fled to United Kingdom. Jibrin’s allegation that his life is under threat is laughable and foolish
“I understand that the anti-graft agencies are closing in on him with their investigation into his past deeds. He might have got the hint of his possible and prosecution and decided to flee while raising false alarm.
“May I remind him that no matter where he goes justice will surely catch up with him as there is no hiding place for criminals in our today’s world,” he added.