A member of the United Kingdom parliament, Tom Tugendhat, has alleged that former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), stole half of the Central bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Speaking at the parliament’s debate on the #EndSARS crisis on Monday, the lawmaker alleged that Gowon stole the money while he was leaving office and moved to London.
The MP disclosed that some Nigerian politicians have stolen from the coffers of the government and moved to London to hide their loot. He, however, asked the UK government to call out the corruption in Nigeria and use its power to stop the looting happening in Africa’s most populous country, Politics NGR reports.
Tugendhat also asked the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the UK parliament to stop corrupt Nigerian politicians from profiting from the wealth of Nigeria and hiding it in England. He also urged the UK government to stop funding some Nigerian security agencies which he described as corrupt.
God extended Yakubu Gowon’s lifespan so he’ll be able to answer his crimes.
We were made to believe Gowon was an upright man simply because he drove a plain car and didn’t live a flashy lifestyle, little did we know he’s a lowkey Yahoo boy 😤.
— First Son Of Kuforiji (@OgbeniKufo) November 24, 2020