Gowon: Reactions Trail Looting Allegation Against Former Military Ruler

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General Yakubu Gowon (Retd)
Gowon: Reactions Trail Looting Allegation Against Former Military Ruler - Vantage News Nigeria
General Yakubu Gowon (Retd)

The allegation of corruption and embezzlement of public funds against Nigeria’s former military Head of State, Major Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.) is currently generating a lot of reactions from Nigerians on social media.

Many of the reactions appear not to be shocked over the development with the view that corruption is deep-rooted in the country.

VANTAGE NEWS reported that a member of the UK parliament on Monday during a debate on sanctions on Nigerian government officials involved in attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate, alleged that Gowon looted half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during his time as the country’s ruler.

The MP 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.”

Below are reactions from Nigerians on twitter:

 

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