A former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), has denied an allegation that he stole half of Nigeria’s money stocked in the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN during his regime.
Recall that a member of the United Kingdom Parliament, Tom Tugendhat (Tonbridge and Malling) made a serious allegation against General Gowon while discussing the current junta’s clampdown on#EndSARS protesters, extrajudicial killings, and the need to impose sanctions against Nigeria officials.
During the debate on a petition on End SARS, Tugendhat accused him and the country’s leaders of corruption.
Reacting during an interview on BBC News Pidgin, General Gowon described the UK Parliamentarian’s allegations as a “mere rubbish fallacy.”
The former head of state said that he served Nigeria diligently with utmost fear of God adding that his legacies were visible to everyone.
“What the MP said was just mere ridicule and I don’t know as to where he cooked up such rubbish statement. I served Nigeria diligently as much as I could with utmost fear of God and my achievements during those years are available to everyone.
“I don’t want to talk over the matter since those who know me very well say that the MP’s statement is nothing but a mere fallacy,” Gowon said.