CBN: Former Nigerian head of state Yakubu Gowon defends his innocence regarding CBN looting allegations

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Former Nigerian head of state Yakubu Gowon has been accused by a UK parliamentarian of looting half of CBN’s money. However, Yakubu Gowon has now replied those claims. Gowon, who ruled Nigeria from 1966 to 1975 was overthrown when he was in Kampala, Uganda.

However, on Tuesday, the British Parliament were involved in a debate on what had happened in the Endsars protests in Nigeria. It was during this debate that an issue was raised that corruption is one of the major problems Nigeria is facing before Yakubu Gowon’s name was mentioned, saying that he collected half of CBN’s money before leaving power.

Yabuku Gowon has now replied to that accusation saying that what the British MP Tom Tugendhat said was rubbish. He said: “What that MP said is rubbish and I dont know where he got it from. I served Nigeria well throughout my time in power and my records are there to see.”

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