Attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice Abubakar Malami on Friday said a security committee constituted by the Federal Government had discovered that the major financier of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho is a federal lawmaker.
Mr Malami, however, held back the name of the legislator, stating further that Sunday Igboho allegedly received funding from a firm Abbal Bako and Sons under probe for allegedly financing terrorism.
“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),” Malami said.
The attorney-general told a press conference that the committee also got information that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu received support locally and from foreign governments.
“We have also established that KANU is not alone in his subversive activities. He has accomplices in Nigeria and abroad, individuals and groups as well as state and non-state actors who are aiding and facilitating his campaign against the people and state of Nigeria.
“Some of the state actors aided KANU, even as a fugitive, in his destructive mission, ignoring the terrorist nature of his activities.
“We call on these countries to desist from aiding subversive acts by KANU and IPOB against the state of Nigeria and its people,” Malami said.