Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Retd), has reacted to the allegation by the United Kingdom, UK, Parliament, on Monday, that he stole half of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, when he moved to the United Kingdom on exile, after his overthrow in July 1975,
Tom Tugendhat, a member of the British Parliament, made the allegation when the British Lawmakers debated on a petition calling for sanctions against Nigerian Government Officials under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch, allegedly involved in human rights abuses, amid the peaceful EndSARS protests.
Gowon, in his reaction, described the British Lawmaker’s allegation as “rubbish”.
The former Head of State said that he served Nigeria diligently, and the record is there for everyone to see.
He added that he does not know who sponsored the Lawmaker to make such allegation against him.
The former Nigerian Leader added that he would not want to speak further on the issue, as those who know him well understand that the allegation is not true.
Gowon ruled Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He was overthrown while away at Kampala, Uganda, attending a Summit of the Organisation of African Unity.
It was from there he moved to England, to become a Student at Warwick University, where he studied Political Science and International Relations.
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