Controversy trails allegations of ‘Gowon looting CBN’
By John Eche
Controversy is trailing allegations by a British Member of Parliament that former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon had made away with about half of the funds in the Central Bank of Nigeria upon his exit from power.
The MP who made the claim during the hearing of a petition to sanction the Nigerian authorities over their handling of the #EndSARS protests, was speaking while addressing the substantive issue under discussion on the floor of Parliament.
Since then however, there has been a wide swirl of reactions, even as the subject has continued to trend on social media.
A collateral part of the debate has seen a lot of people reacting to an attempt by former Kaduna State Senator, Shehu Sani, to fault the MP’s claim.
In his post on twitter, Sani had opined:
However, Sani’s critics are arguing that Gowon, rather than Sani, should speak directly to the allegation. But there are also others who tend to agree with Sani that there is indeed no evidence to confirm the allegation: