…….Promises to publicize sponsors and financiers
Acting on the instigations and directives of Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and EndSARS protesters attacked and killed many security agents, destroyed several public and private properties, including Police stations, public transport system and other facilities across the country.
The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (HAGF) Abubakar Malami SAN, disclosed this in Abuja today October 22nd 2021, at a press conference organised to present the Report of Investigation of Acts of Terrorism and Allied Offences Perpetrated by Nnamdi Kanu and Report on the Sponsors and Financiers of Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) and Associates.
He said the Committee, inaugurated by the President, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), was headed by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
The HAGF explained that ‘the Committee finds as a fact, that consequent upon the instigating directives of Nnamdi Kanu, members of IPOB/ESN carried out massive attacks on democratic institutions especially INEC Facilities with a view to hampering democratic process in Nigeria. The attacks were carried out between October 2020 and June 2021’.
He further explained that Nnamdi Kanu seizes the #EndSARS protests of October 2020 through subversive and inciting online broadcasts and actively commanded and directed attacks on security personnel and facilities.
‘As a result of these broadcasts, members of IPOB attacked and killed Security Personnel and burnt down Police Stations, Correctional Centres, INEC Offices, Bus Terminals, the Palace of Oba of Lagos, banks, hospitals, shopping malls,vehicles, and amongst others’. Malami further stated.
According to him, ‘One hundred and seventy-five (175) security personnel were killed by IPOB/ESN, comprising one hundred and twenty eight (128) Police Men, thirty seven (37) Military Personnel and ten (10) other security operatives.’
It also include ‘Killing of prominent Nigerians including the gruesome killings of traditional leaders: Obi 1 of Okwudor Autonomous Community, Eze E. AnayochukwuDurueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre Autonomous Community, killings of Dr. ChikeAkunyili and eight others as well as the killing of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak on 30th May, 2021, amongst others’.The HAGF further added.
Malami also noted that it had been established that Nnamdi Kanu was not alone in his subversive activities adding that he had accomplices in Nigeria and abroad made up of individuals, groups as well as state and non-state actors.
The HAGF appealed to other countries not to aid the subversive acts of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB against Nigeria and its people. He also praised countries which have recognised the status of IPOB as a terrorist organization, and have either banned the activities of IPOB or placed Nnamdi Kanu on Stop List.
Similarly, the Minister also emphasized that,the Federal Government has received the report on financiers of Adeniyi Sunday Adeyemoa.k.a Sunday Igboho Stating that the report revealed that Sunday Igboho is a Director and signatory to Adesun International Concept Limited registered on 23rd April, 2010 and that Sunday Igboho is linked to 43 bank accounts in 9 banks.
The HAGF maintained that Sunday Igboho’s major financier was found to be a Federal Law Maker in the National Assembly. He asserted that 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.
The HAGF further said that ‘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 was recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between 15thMarch, 2013 and 11th March, 2021. The HAGF further disclosed that the Investigation revealed that Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) transferred the sum of Twelve Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only (N12, 750,000) to AbbalBako& Sons.
“It might be recalled that AbbalBako& Sons and its promoter Abdullahi Umar Usman are suspects in the on-going 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])”. HAGF stressed.
He pointed out that the report showed the nexus between separatists’ agitation, terrorism financing and disruptions of peace in the country.
The HAGF assured that the Federal Government remained resolute in its determination to have a peaceful Nigeria,adding that Government will do the needful within the context of 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 at the appropriate time.
For: Deputy Director (Information)