The federal government has revealed details of the sponsors and financiers of self-proclaimed Yoruba nation activist Sunday Igboho.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami said a report revealed that Mr. Igboho was linked to 43 bank accounts at 9 banks.
According to him, the main financier of the separatist leader turned out to be a federal lawmaker in the National Assembly.
While giving details of the illicit financial transactions between Mr. Igboho and his financiers, AGF indicated that about 127 N, 145,000.00 were received by the activist from his financiers between October 22, 2013 and September 28, 2020.
According to Mr. Malami, these transactions were carried out through the accounts of Adesun International Concept Ltd of which Mr. Igboho is a director and signatory while Oladele Oyetunji and Aderopo Adeyemo are directors.
Mr. Malami said: “A total sum of TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED NAIRA ONLY (N273,198,200.00) was recorded in Sunday Igboho’s account between the March 15, 2013 and March 11, 2021.
“The investigation reveals that Adesun International Concept Ltd (owned by Igboho) transferred the sum of twelve million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (N12, 750,000) to Abbal Bako & Sons.
“It should be remembered that Abbal Bako & Sons and its promoter Abdullahi Umar Usman are suspects in the ongoing joint terrorist financing investigation.
“Abdullahi Umar Usman is through a financial transaction linked to SURAJO ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD (who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates for financing terrorism [Boko Haram]).
“This report shows the link between the separatist agitation, the financing of terrorism and the disturbance of the peace in the country.
“The report revealed financial transaction links between Adesun International Concept Ltd (owned by Igboho) and certain companies and construction firms, among others.
“After receiving the reports, the Federal Government remains resolute in its determination to have a peaceful Nigeria.
“The federal government will do what is necessary, within the framework of the legal provisions, to ensure that the matter receives the attention it deserves and that those convicted are faced with the wrath of the law,” the minister concluded.
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