Budget Padding: Police To Comb Appropriation Office For Vital Documents

Fresh indications emerged on Saturday that the police would this week, liaise with the Department of State Services to allow the team of investigating officers led by an Assistant Inspector General of Police have access the secretariat of the Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives.

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The police panel is investigating allegations levelled against the leadership of the House of Representatives by a former Chairman of the House Committee on Appriopration, Abdulmumin Jibrin, that the 2016 budget was unnecessarily padded.

A top police source, who disclosed this to SUNDAY PUNCH in Abuja, said this was necessary in order to access documents and other data stored on the computers used for the budget preparation.

The police chief said, “We are making necessary arrangement anytime in the new week to request the Department of State Services to reopen the secretariat so that we could have access to data and other evidence that were being protected by its operatives.”

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