VIDEO: General Gowon left with half of CBN and moved to London — UK Parliament

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The UK on Monday, November 23, debated a petition seeking to impose sanctions on Nigerian Government officials involved in the shooting incident that occurred during the protest in Lekki on October 20.

The debate stemmed from a petition started by Silas Ojo. The petition garnered more 220,000 signatories, crossing the 100,000 mark needed for a petition to be debated by the lawmakers.

However of the highlights of the debate was the moment a member of the urged government to place sanctions on Nigerians who flee to the UK with ill-gotten wealth. He also spoke about Nigeria’s former ruler, Yakubu Gowon’s alleged looting of the .

He said;

“What we are seeing in Nigeria today is part of that story. It is a tragedy we are all witnessing because we see things falling apart.

“The problem this time is foreign pressure known as colonialism. The pressure instead is corruption and and attempts at control (of power).

“We need to call out the corruption, we need to use the powers that we have in this country to stop those who are profiting from the wealth of that great nation and hiding it here.

some people will remember when general Gowon left Nigeria, he took half of the Central Bank, so it is said, and moved to London.

“We know today, even in this great city of ours, there are sadly some people who have taken the wealth of Nigerian people and hidden ill-gotten gains here.

“We know that our banks sadly have been used for that or that transfer of asset and that means that the UK is in a unique in being able to actually do something to really exert pressure on those who have robbed Nigerians.”

Watch the video below;

The Nation