The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) revealed those financing the Yoruba agitator and activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho in his agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
Malami revealed this in a Press Conference held at Abuja on Friday.
He said Igboho is linked to linked to 43 bank accounts in 9 banks.
He went further to reveal that a major financial is a lawmaker at the National Assembly,
“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 (N127, 145,000.00) was received by Igboho from his financiers between 22nd October 2013 and 28th September 2020 through Adesun International Concept Ltd accounts.”
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“Similarly, the Federal Government has received the report on financers of Adeniyi Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho. 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 (N127, 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 were recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between 15th March 2013 and 11 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 ongoing 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 transactions between Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) and some construction companies and businesses among others.
Having received the reports, the Federal Government remains solute in its determination to have a peaceful Nigeria. The Federal Government will do the needful, within the context of the legal provisions, in ensuring that the matter is given the deserved attention and those found guilty will be made to face the wrath of the law.