Saturday, 23 September 2017

Account Details Of IPOB Sponsors To Be Revealed Says FG

IPOB Account detail sponsors revealed

Nigerian government is set to reveal account details of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), according to Punch, the Federal Government (FG) will be giving the French Government account details of the sponsors of terrorist group, IPOB.

The Nigeria Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB's funding. But the European country on Thursday said it had no knowledge of IPOB's presence In France.

But a very senior government official said the Federal Government had reached out to France, explaining that it did not accuse the country of being the sponsors of Biafra but that a large transfer of funds were made regularly from France to IPOB in Nigeria.

It was learnt that the FG has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit and the Central Bank of Nigeria to compile the needed information on the sponsors and hand over to the French government.

The government will also write the special Control Unit against Money Laundering, which is tasked with the mandate of supervising, monitoring and regulating Designated Non-Financial Institutions as regards compliance to Nigeria's Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism.

Thesource, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized by the government to speak on the issue yet,said, "The French Government has reached out to us over the IPOB matter. It said we should give it account details and any other evidence showing that France was where the majority of the money was coming from.

" So, the government has accepted that challenge and we will be instructing the NFIU, SCUML snd the CBN to hand over all the details of IPOB's funding to us in one comprehensive report which will be submitted to the French Government.

"Since IPOB has been declared a terrorist organization by a court in Nigeria, the French Government, which claims to be against Nigeria's break-up, is expected to give us maximum cooperation"

According to the government other countries from which ZIPOB also receive huge cash inflows onclude: Turkey, Senegal, Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and United States.

Punch

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