The UK parliament on Monday debated a petition seeking to impose sanctions on Nigerian Government officials involved in the shooting incident that occurred during the Endsars protest in Lekki on October 20.
One of the highlights of the debate, however was moment a member of the parliament, the Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, urged his government to place sanctions on Nigerians who flee to the UK with ill-gotten wealth.
Tom therefore mentioned Nigeria’s former military ruler, Yakubu Gowon’s alleged looting of the Central Bank of Nigeria to London.
He said, “we need to call out the corruption, we need to use the powers that we have in this country to stop those who are profiting from the wealth of that great nation and hiding it here.
Now some people will remember when general Gowon left Nigeria, with half of the Central Bank, so it is said, and moved to London.”
Meanwhile, the Former Nigerian Head of State Yakubu Gowon has denied the accusation made by the British MP of “stealing half of Nigeria’s Central Bank” describing the allegation as “rubbish”.
“I don’t know where he got that rubbish from, I served Nigeria diligently and my records are there for all to see,” Gowon said.