A former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, has finally broken silence on the accusation leveled against him by a UK lawmaker. Recall that the UK parliament had earlier debated sanctions on the Nigerian government and army. During this debate, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat had alleged that Gowon stole half of Nigeria’s Central Bank and kept the loot in London. But in an exclusive interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Gowon, described the accusation as “rubbish and ridiculous”. The former Head of State noted that he served Nigeria diligently and his records are there for all to see. “What the MP said was just mere ridicule and I don’t know as to where he cooked up such statement. I served Nigeria as much as I could and my achievements during those years are available to everyone. Gowon ruled Nigeria from 1966 to 1975, was overthrown while away in Kampala, Uganda attending a summit of the Organisation of African Unity. It was from there he moved to England to become a student at Warwick University where he studied Political Science and International Relations.