The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) has suspended a factional leader of the group, Usman Muhammad Jahun over an alleged illegal collection of over N1b from the public.
The group also petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC), to investigate the financial activities of Jahun.
Rising from its meeting yesterday, in Abuja, the VGN NEC, led by its Chairman and Commander General, AB Bakori, a retired Naval Commander announced Jahun’s suspension Jahun in a signed statement.
He disclosed that the suspension was in line with the power conferred on the NEC by the VGN Constitution Article 16(a) (IV). The statement noted that Jahun was given the opportunity; vide a letter dated May 4, 2020, to render a financial account of his faction of VGN from 2009 to 2020, but failed to do so.
“An Administrative Board of Enquiry was set up to investigate the activities of Jahun to give him fair hearing vide a letter dated June 22, 2020, but he did not avail himself of that opportunity.”
Umar said all the references were copied and sent to the accused, National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, and the CG NSCDC.
Others are the DG SSS, Acting Chairman, EFCC, and Registrar General of the CAC.
The VGN NEC claimed Jahun is suspected to have collected over N1b through sales of VGN form, issuance of Identity cards, organising training and seminars to members without rendering financial returns for over 10 years.
The group said anyone who conducts any activity or business with Jahun does so at his or her own risk, as he does not represent VGN in any capacity.
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