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UK lawmaker alleges Gowon stole half of CBN

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A member of the United Kingdom parliament, Tom Tugendhat, has accused former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), of corruption while in office.

Speaking at the parliament’s debate on the #EndSARS crisis on Monday, the lawmaker also alleged that Gowon stole half of the money in the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, 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.

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.

As at the time of filing this report, Gowon has yet to reply to the allegation leveled against him by the UK lawmaker.

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