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REPS’ DUD CHEQUE SCANDAL: THE FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, AISHA DAHIRU CONNECTION

….How Reps Fight Dirty Over Dirty Deals

The show of shame and drama over the arraignment of Mr. Aliyu Gebi, member of the House of Representatives over issuance of 125 million naira dud cheque is set to take more disgusting dimensions as fresh facts have revealed that the Minority Leader of the House, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila (ACN, Lagos State) and a female member from  Adamawa State are neck-deep involved in the saga.

The unfolding drama has also revealed deep-seated in-fighting among members of the House of Representatives as  some have chosen to employ back-stabbing, outright cheating, and blackmail in settling scores especially on matters involving dirty financial deals and perceived economic oppression.

LegisReports can authoritatively reveal that the dud cheque issued by Mr. Gebi (CPC, Bauchi State) was as a result of mounting pressures, blackmail, and threats from a fellow member of the House, Mrs. Aisha Ahmed Dahiru (PDP, Adamawa State) who had some months ago bailed Gebi out of a 200 million naira mess the latter had found himself in a deal gone awry with Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The said deal between Messrs Gebi and Gbajabiamila involved a deal not unrelated to foreign exchange and money laundering whereby the former canvassed and received about 200 million naira from the latter with a promise to transfer its USD equivalent to the account of the House Minority Leader who needed a leeway to store some loot.

The deal however fell through when Mr. Gebi failed to deliver on his promise and Mr. Gbajabiamila furiously demanded a refund. Unfortunately, the 200 million naira had been deployed for something else as Mr. Gebi struggled hard to pay back but to no avail. He had to rally fellow members of the House, including Mrs. Dahiru who coughed out 125 million naira for Gebi to settle Gbajabiamila.

However, series of promises to pay the lady member of the House the borrowed sum by Gebi left unredeemed and several futile attempts by her to get the money including reporting the matter to the leadership of the House of Representatives led to frustrations. Mr. Gebi unable to bear further pressure and having exhausted his delay tactics issued the said cheques that landed him in trouble before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 arraigned him before a court.

LegisReports also gathered that the awry case involving Gebi, Modibo and Gbajabiamila is a signpost of huge pall of distrust in the House of Representatives as members have found axes to grind among themselves, especially in cases involving financial dealings.

 

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