Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied outrightly the claims of stealing ”half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”.
Recall that, news has it that UK Parliament member, Tom Tugendhat during a debate on the Lekki Tollgate shootings of armless protesters revealed General Gowon, during his time, stole over ‘half’ of Nigeria’s central bank.
However, in an exclusive interview with the BBC, Gowon described the allegations as ”Rubbish”
“What the MP said is rubbish. I don’t know where he got that rubbish from, I served Nigeria diligently and my records are there for all to see.
I did not want to speak on this issue because people that know me to know that what the MP said is not true”,
After leaving power in a bloodless coup in 1975, Gowon was said to have gone to the UK and enrolled at Warwick University as an undergraduate where he studied political science and international relations.