Popular FCT indigenous peoples’ rights advocate, Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf (who is fondly called “Buhun Barkonun Abuja”), has petitioned the FCT police command over a financial dispute with president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) ambassador Sokubo Saraigbe Sokubo.
According to a source familiar with the matter, which is currently before the Commissioner of Police of the FCT, Comrade Yusuf alleged vide his petition that, “during a stakeholders meeting to resolve some issues in the FCT chapter of NYCN, it was agreed with Sokubo that he should be given fifty thousand Naira for his transport and logistics courtesy of a a very senior government official in the FCT “. The source disclosed to us that, according to the petition that was sighted by this reporter in the FCT command of the Nigeria Police Force, “five hundred thousand Naira was mistakenly transferred to Sokubo by said government official, which Sokubo acknowledged as an error and promised to refund the difference of four hundred and fifty thousand Naira only, within one week claiming he had used the money less than five minutes after the error.”
Our source further revealed to this publication that “the government official who made the transfer now sees the FCT NYCN stakeholders as frauds as he still finds it difficult to believe that it was the President of Council that blatantly and brazenly refused to make a refund”.
Our source revealed that the NYCN president may be arrested at anytime from now, as the petition raised questions about Sokubo’s fitness to lead Nigerian youth. When our reporter placed a call to Comrade Yunusa, he said he had “no comments on the matter”, while attempts to reach the NYCN president have proved abortive as he hasn’t been responding to our telephone calls and visits to the NYCN office at the federal secretariat, abuja, haven’t yielded any results, as at the time of writing. An official on ground said the president was not in Abuja but he would relay our reporter’s message.