“Who Is Financing Who?” – Igboho Replies Malami Over Alleged Links With Terrorism
Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo has carpeted the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) for linking him with terrorism.
It will be recalled that Malami had during a press conference on Friday, said Igboho was linked to a Boko Haram financier, Abubakar Muhammad Surajo.
The minister stated this in a statement titled, “Investigation Reports On Acts Of Terrorism And Allied Offences Perpetrated By Nnamdi Kanu And Report On the Sponsors And Financiers Of Sunday Igboho And Associates.”
Malami based his allegation on the fact that a company owned by Igboho (Adesun International Concept Ltd) transferred the sum of twelve million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (N12, 750,000) to Abbal Bako & Sons.
He said there is a “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.”
Surajo is currently in prison in the UAE, Ezenwoko’s Blog understands.
However, reacting to the allegation through his lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliu, Ighoho maintained that he is a businessman and not a terrorist as alleged by Malami.
Aliu also challenged the Minister to mention the lawmaker that sent money to Ighoho.
The statement read: “The picture the AGF wanted to paint is that our client is being financed by Abdullah Umar, allegedly involved in terrorist financing. Who is now financing who?”
“Again, Chief Adeyemo is a car dealer trading in the name of Adesun International Concept Ltd. Does it mean that anybody buying a car from him or selling a car to him is a terrorist?”
“I challenge the Hon AGF to mention the lawmaker that sent money to Chief Sunday Adeyemo for terrorist act whether he would not be damnified in exemplary damages for defamation.”
Meanwhile, human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, has attacked the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malamu, for linking Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho to terrorism.
Adeyanju in reaction to Malami’s statement said the minister should be selling recharge cards in Kebbi.
He wrote, “AGF Malami says Sunday Igboho may be linked to terrorism financing because he did a N12m transfer to a Bureau De Change.”
“This man should be selling recharge card in Kebbi.”