Yakubu Dogara, previous Speaker of the House of Representatives, has tested the All Progressives Congress APC to demonstrate he has any connections with suspected global fraudster, Hushpuppi.
Dogara tossed the test at the APC while responding to the announcement discharged by its Deputy Publicity Secretary Yekini Nabena. In the announcement discharged on Saturday, July 4, Nabena approached the EFCC and other security offices to explore the connections among Hushpuppi and some PDP chieftains including Dogara. Nabena in his announcement said the PDP chieftains were consistently in Dubai in front of the 2019 general political race and took photographs with Hushpuppi.
Responding to Nabena’s announcement, Dogara in an announcement gave by his media helper, Turaki Hassan, contended that APC chiefs had likewise taken photos with another Dubai-based Instagram VIP, Ismaila Mustapha, otherwise known as Mompha, who the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is presently indicting over supposed misrepresentation, illegal tax avoidance and maintaining a remote trade business without the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Dogara’s announcement to a limited extent peruses
“This smellfungus called Nabena should have known that it is share mindlessness to attempt to execute mischief and blackmail in plain sight before the public some of whom are better informed. Who is that fool that links people to criminal activity simply because they appeared in a group picture at a public event comprising of people from different walks of life?
If appearing in a group photograph is what Nabena is now using to establish a link or connection to crimes or alleged criminals, then, why didn’t he issue such a statement in the wake of the arrest of a suspected money launderer by name Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, whose pictures with notable personalities including some APC governors are all over the social media? Is Nabena guilty of selective amnesia or share perfidy? Who is Nabena scared of? Who is he trying to fool?”
For the records, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara has agreed to waive his right to a trial and go to jail if Nabena establishes any form of links or connection between him and the alleged cyber criminal before the event where the picture was taken and after the event until now. For Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, that picture was just another picture among the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of such pictures with Nigerians from all walks of life.
If the said Nabena is worth his salt, next time he speaks, he should speak to issues affecting the welfare of our union, which are well known to all discerning Nigerians. Nabena should or ought to know that there is no honour in speaking about group pictures taken at public events when the nation is bleeding and most Nigerian families are struggling and hurting.”