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Name lawmaker sponsoring Igboho, lawyer challenges FG

*’Transferring money to bureau de change to buy dollars is what is done by every businessman of our client’s calibre.’

Chief Yomi Alliyu, one of the Counsels to Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has challenged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to name the federal lawmaker sponsoring his client.

The AGF had linked Igboho to a terrorism sponsor, claiming that the activist is being financed by a lawmaker.

Reacting, Alliyu in a statement lambasted Malami, saying what the AGF stated are mere conjectures, not hard fact.

He also challenged the minister to name the lawmaker allegedly sponsoring the Yoruba Nation activist.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a text press conference by the Hon Attorney General and Minister of Justice wherein he fruitlessly tried to paint our client and those patronising his car trade as terrorists and/or financiers of terrorists.

“I have gone through the text. Sunday was alleged to have transferred the sum of #12.7m to Abbal Bako & Sons owned by Abdullahi Umar. Transferring money to bureau de change to buy dollars is what is done by every businessman of our client’s calibre. Thank God that his passports and various bills of ladings were carted away by DSS during the ungodly invasion of 1st July, 2021.

“Thus, so far there is no evidence of receipt of money from Abbal Bako & Sons or Abdullahi Umar going by the text conference. What the Hon AGF stated are mere conjectures. Not hard fact. Our client according to him paid Umar and NOT vice versa thus believing what the Honourable Attorney General of Federation earlier said that Chief Sunday Adeyemo is being financed by people.

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