Former Nigerian head of state, Major Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rted.) has been accused of looting half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to London during his time as the country’s leader.
This allegation was made by a member of the UK parliament on Monday during a debate on sanctions on Nigerian government officials involved in attack on #EndSARS protesters, Lekki shootings.
Members of parliament are looking to impose direct sanctions on government officials, who played a role in violating human rights during the protest instead of a general economic sanction that may affect ordinary citizens.
During the session on Monday, November 23, a member of the parliament said: “We need to call out the corruption. We need to use the powers that we have in this country to stop those who are profiting the wealth of that great nation and hiding it here. Some people will remember when General Gowon left Nigeria with half of the central bank, so it is said, and moved to London. We know that today, even now in this great city of ours, there are there are sadly some people that have taken from the Nigerian people and hidden their ill-gotten gains here.”
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VIDEO: Watch Member Of UK Parliament Reveal General Yakubu Gowon, Carted away HALF OF CBN, During His Time As Head Of State pic.twitter.com/xaxV07eBFt
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