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JUST IN: AGF Malami echos Buhari, says Igboho’s major financier a federal lawmaker—AGF



Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has again alleged that a serving member of the National Assembly was financing the activities of a secessionist group in the country.

He stated on Friday, that a federal lawmaker was a major financier of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, a promoter of the Yoruba nation agitations.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on October 1, during a nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s independence anniversary also revealed that a lawmaker in the National Assembly was a major financier of secessionist groups who have wreaked havoc in the country in the past months.

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He however, like Malami also failed to name the alleged lawmaker involved in the act.

Malami spoke made during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.

“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,” the AGF revealed.

A breakdown of the cash flow across Igbohi’s bank accounts via his companies and other collaborators was further detailed in Malami’s report.

“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.”

Malami noted that Igboho’s collaborator, Abbal Bako, is currently being investigated alongside Abdullahi Umar “in the ongoing joint terrorist financing investigation.”

Umar was also linked “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,” the AGF stated.

Nonetheless, he assured Nigerians that the Federal Government remains resolute 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,” he said.

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