“It Is Certainly Surprising & I Am Disappointed" -Yakubu Gowon Speaks On UK Looting Allegation

Date: 27-11-2020 7:25 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has expressed disappointment over the recent allegation by a British parliamentarian that he (Gowon) stole half of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

A member of the UK Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, made the claims during a debate on the Lekki tollgate shootings of protesters.

Gowon told Channels Television that he was disappointed by the lawmaker’s claims and challenged him (the parliamentarian) to check his (Gowon) records during and after he served as Head of State.

“It is certainly surprising, and I am disappointed that a British parliamentarian could make such a statement without checking the facts of what he was saying,” Gowon said.

“I honestly was disappointed that such a remark is made. The record of my service to the nation is there for everybody to see and even the British government itself, and I don’t know how somebody got the information to make such a very ridiculous statement,” he said.

The former military leader called on the British authority to do something and bring the lawmaker to order, to check his facts before he makes such allegation.

Gowon sees the allegations as more or less an insult to the “leadership of Nigeria and certainly an insult to me to say that I did something of the sort to take half of Nigeria’s Central Bank and I must have put it in a British bank.

“So, he should check all the British banks to see whether any such thing has happened, and he (the UK lawmaker) will be surprised that I was not being held for money laundering,” he added.

Posted: at 27-11-2020 07:25 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- dola1234 at 27-11-2020 08:35 AM (1 month ago)
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Gen.Yakubu Gowon should sue the UK lawmaker immediately prove his innocent.
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- gogoman at 27-11-2020 01:31 PM (1 month ago)
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Gowon na thief!! Uk government know wetin dem dey talk.. cos na there the money dey
Posted: at 27-11-2020 01:31 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- taypetdun at 27-11-2020 05:09 PM (1 month ago)
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Bank transactions will prove right or wrong, remember his aid services were withdrawn because Gowon was fingered in a coup while studying in UK.
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- Commonsense at 27-11-2020 08:01 PM (1 month ago)
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Gowon is a retired criminal
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- Akupower at 28-11-2020 02:44 AM (1 month ago)
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Oh !!!! Mr. General, are you now claiming to be a sant? Take him to court if you are clean. Wicked people.
You all are evil.
Posted: at 28-11-2020 02:44 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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