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The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami said an investigation has revealed that a yet-to-be identified Federal lawmaker was a major sponsor of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Malami said the investigation unravelled how Igboho got monies from 43 bank accounts, across nine banks.
But at first blush, the report appears to cover Igboho’s financial records long before he got involved with Yoruba nation agitation.
Igboho did not get involved with agitation until early 2021.
His involvement with Igangan crisis with Fulani settlers was the immediate catalyst.
‘The Federal Government has received the report on financiers of Adeniyi Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho’, Malami said.
‘The report revealed that Sunday Igboho is a Director and signatory to Adesun International Concept Limited registered on 23rd April, 2010.’
‘Adesun International Concept Limited also has Oladele Oyetunji and Aderopo Adeyemo as Directors. Sunday Igboho is linked to 43 bank accounts in 9 banks.’
‘The major financier of the fugitive and separatists was found to be a Federal Lawmaker in the National Assembly. A total sum of ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION, ONE AND FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY (₦127, 145,000.00) was received by Igboho from his financiers between 22nd October, 2013 and 28th September, 2020 through Adesun International Concept Ltd accounts.’
‘A total sum of TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED NAIRA ONLY (N273,198,200.00) transaction outflows was recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between 15th March, 2013 and 11 the March, 2021.’
‘Investigation reveals that Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) transferred the sum of twelve million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (N12, 750,000) to Abbal Bako & Sons.’
‘It might be recalled that Abbal Bako & Sons and its promoter Abdullahi Umar Usman are suspects in the on-going Joint Terrorist Financing Investigation.’
‘Abdullahi Umar Usman is by way of financial transaction connected to SURAJO ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD (who was sentenced to life imprisonment in UAE on charges of financing terrorism [Boko Haram]).’
‘This report shows the nexus between separatists’ agitation, terrorism financing and disruptions of peace in the country.’
The report found connections of financial transaction between Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) and some construction companies and businesses among others.”
Malami added that the security committee also made a damning discovery about the activities of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He said the committee found that Nnamdi Kanu was receiving supports from both within and outside Nigeria.
Malami said: ‘We have also established that KANU is not alone in his subversive activities.’
‘He has accomplices in Nigeria and abroad, individuals and groups as well as state and non-state actors who are aiding and facilitating his campaign against the people and state of Nigeria.’
‘Some of the state actors aided KANU, even as a fugitive, in his destructive mission, ignoring the terrorist nature of his activities.’
‘We call on these countries to desist from aiding subversive acts by KANU and IPOB against the state of Nigeria and its people.’
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK