HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA ( HURIWA) has rejected what it calls the persistent double standards that tailor federal government policies and initiatives. HURIWA carpeted the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami over his claims that the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (Ipob) was responsible for some disturbances during last year’s #ENDSARS PROTESTS in Lagos including the lootings of the palatial mansion of the Oba of Lagos. HURIWA says it is possible that the Minister of Justice who is a politician is playing politics of EAST/WEST DIVIDE so as to precipitate political division between Igbo people and the Yoruba and then open up the possibility of retaining power in the North.
HURIWA cited media report as claiming that the Federal Government has identified the financiers of Yoruba nation separatist leader, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
According to Malami, a committee constituted by the Federal Government unmasked how Igboho got monies from 43 bank accounts, across nine banks.
“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 Law Maker 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 was recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between 15th March, 2013 and 11 the 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 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]).
“This report shows the 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.”
HURIWA has condemned this press conference as subjudice and a crude attempt to force the hands of the court to convict Nnamdi Kanu by all means. ABUBAKAR MALAMI who has refused to disclosed identities of sponsors quickly pointed out one of them and then linked him to Sunday Igboho who is known to have chased away armed Fulani attackers in the South West of Nigeria. Is Malami saying a Northern Moslem funded Sunday Igboho to chase away Northern Mislem Fulani terrorists from South West the same armed Fulani militia that the minister of justice has till date failed to prosecute and told us HURIWA in writing that he has no case files on them?