What Gowon Has To Say After Being Accused Of Looting ‘Half Of CBN’ By UK Lawmaker

What Gowon Has To Say After Being Accused Of Looting ‘Half Of CBN’ By UK Lawmaker

Retired General Yakubu Gowon, a former military head of state, has reacted to allegations made against him by a UK lawmaker.

Gowon described the accusations made against him by a UK Member of Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, that he stole half of Nigerian money stored in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during his rule as “mere garbage fallacy”.

General Gowon, who told BBC News Pidgin that he served Nigeria with the greatest fear of God, said his legacies were visible to all.

“What the parliamentarian said was a mere mockery and I don’t know where such a statement was invented. I served Nigeria as much as I could and my achievements during those years are available to everyone. “
he said.

However, he promised not to engage in any kind of discussion on the matter, as people who knew him very well would speak in his defense.

“I do not want to talk about the matter since those who know me very well say that the MP’s statement is nothing more than a mere fallacy.”
added.

On Tuesday, British MPs approved a vote for the UK government to sanction some Nigerian government officials who were involved in brutalizing EndSARS protesters.

During the debate, Tugendhat alleged that bribery and corruption were the causes of Nigeria’s underdevelopment, citing an example that General Gowon stole more than half the country’s value from his central bank and hid the sum in London when he was ousted. .

General Gowon ruled Nigeria from 1966 to 1975 before his government was overthrown while out of Nigeria.

He was transferred directly to the UK and enrolled on a scholarship at the University of Warwick.

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