Fraud: Kuku to appear before EFCC Sept 30

By 10:17 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 Comments

The former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has concluded plans to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on September 30, 2015.

An associate of the former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme said on Wednesday that Kuku would arrive the country by the end of September and would be at the commission’s Idiagbon House Headquarters on September 30, 2015.

The source said even though he was not yet medically fit to return to the country after his knee surgery, he would make the journey.

The anti-graft agency had summoned Kuku and two others for interrogation over allegations of embezzlement, fraudulent diversion of funds and abuse of office, on July 28, 2015.

“The Commission is conducting an inquiry into a case of conspiracy, stealing, diversion of public funds and abuse of office involving you,” the letter read.

But Kuku could not honour the invitation of the EFCC as he had travelled out of the country to the United States for a knee surgery.

The source stated that the former Presidential Aide had written to the commission through his lawyer, Chief Karina Tunyan, that he would be back to the country to respond to the inquiries of the EFCC by the end of September.

“Tunyan had assured the commission that as a law abiding citizen, Kuku would be at the commission by 10.00am on September 30, 2015,” the source explained.

The source stated further that Kuku did not go to court to seek an order for the prevention of a probe of the Amnesty funds as reported by a section of the media.

The former Presidential Aide had secured an order at an Abuja High Court, presided over by Justice V.B Ashi, restraining the EFCC, the Inspector General of police, the Department of State Security, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigeria Securities and Civil Defence Corp and the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission from arresting him.

The court also restrained the listed security agencies, who are the defendants in the suit no CV/2695/2015, from preventing him from keeping his appointment at the St. Andrews Sports Medicine and Othopedic Centre, Alabama, United States.



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