Bauchi state 7th assembly has been accused of collecting bribe in their desperation to exonerate Governor Abubakar over the N4bn loan.
This medium learnt that the lawmakers at different times denied having any shoddy deals with governor Abubakar over approval to collect the loan from UBA Bank.
Alhaji Nasiru Ibrahim Darazo made the statement in Bauchi while speaking to newsmen as he said; “I have clear evidence that the 7th assembly were bribed to help Abubakar cover up the N4bn loan even when it was obtained without the assembly approval.
Darazo tendered to newsmen a purported document allegedly signed by the 7th state assembly where they allegedly collected N300, 000 each and indicating that the House approved the said N4bn loan on 11th June, 2015 in an emergency meeting at the Speaker’s official residence according to the document.
It would be recalled that a citizen and a tax payer in Bauchi Alhaji Nasiru Ibrahim Darazo had dragged the Governor before Bauchi State High Court number Four in a suit number BA/258/15 that seek for the determination whether the Governor has the Power within the provisions of section 128 and 129 of the 1999 constitution as amended to source for collect and utilized the 4bn on behalf of the state government without the approval of the state House of Assembly.
“I have recorded voice of some of the former lawmakers who are pleading with me to drop the charges against the governor and how some of them indicated their weakness and involvement in the shoddy deals with the government agents after series of denials that they did not approved the such loan to Abubakar, yet the document they allegedly signed for collecting bribe with me appears to ridicule the former lawmakers” said Darazo.
He alleged that the former lawmakers were alleged to have held a meeting at Zango in one of their colleagues’ residence and allegedly signed a document backdating the approval of the said loan after they were pacified with money
In a related development, Bauchi High court number four has again adjourned the case against Abubakar over the N4bn loan for hearing to 24th February, 2016.
Counsel to Darazo Barrister Umaru Sarki told newsmen that the defence counsel had apply for preliminary objection that the court lacks the competency to entertain the case against the governor shortly after the case.
In spite of repeated calls and text messages to the former Speaker Hon Yahaya Miya for confirmation, there was no response as at the time of filling in this report.