Ex-Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs and former coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has raised the alarm over plans to rope him in a financial deal he knows nothing about.
He described as untrue and politically-motivated, reports that his account had been frozen.
There were reports yesterday in a section of the media that an account belonging to the ex-presidential aide’s not-for-profit organization, Keketobou Foundation, had been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the reports, the EFCC purportedly froze the account and others belonging to officials and associates of the immediate past administration to prevent the movement of the questionable funds from such accounts.
But Kuku insisted that his foundation was not involved in any illegal financial transaction, saying its account balance stood at N720,484 and that the amount was proceeds from his book ‘Remaking The Niger Delta: Challenges and Opportunities’, which was donated to charity.
“I distributed JAMB forms to applicants, gave financial and material support to the aged, widows and the physically, challenged and helped in the rehabilitation of walkways and drainages in my hometown, Arogbo, Ondo State. These gestures were borne out of my determined spirit to give back to my final place of return in life”, Kuku said.
He, therefore, described the report as politically-motivated and intended to smear his reputation.
“What on earth links my face to the alleged story about NIMASA? It is still all part of the anti-Jonathan onslaught. I am open to investigation as a public officer, but ongoing activities of the ‘goebellic’ distortion by the anti-graft agencies and some sections of media creates in the heart of it all, suspicion of witch-hunt and bad politics.
“I hope no desperate elements would deposit illicit funds into the foundation’s account to implicate me because the full details of the account from opening to date are with us”, he warned.