Former special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger-Delta Affairs and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Dr. Kingsley Kuku has said he was not involved in the alleged disbursement of over one trillion naira believed to have been spent by the Presidency in the last two weeks to the March 28, 2015 Presidential Election.
The former presidential aide who denied the media reports that linked him with alleged disbursement of such huge amount of money, said it was another calculated attempt to deliberately smear his name and forcefully hang on his neck, corruption charges he knew nothing about.
According to the reports, the wife of the former president, Patience Jonathan may soon be invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to explain her role in the sourcing and disbursement of the huge funds spent by the Presidency.
The fund, estimated at over a trillion naira, was reportedly routed and disbursed through the Amnesty Office to some notable politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Kuku, who spoke through his media aide, Yemi Akintomide yesterday in Akure, Ondo state capital, said with the new move, it was clear enough that the EFCC was too in a hurry to nail him on corruption charges through media trials, even when he has not appeared before the EFCC investigators.
He said, “I continue to wonder why the anti-graft agency would result to unholy media campaigns and trials to nail me on corruption charges purportedly brought against me through yet-to-be investigated petitions said to be written against my person and former office.
“The EFCC, in its new trade, has threw up another huge figure of one trillion naira election funds, just to play on the sensibility of Nigerians; which in reality, is just a figment of imagination of the anti-graft agency and it’s paid writers.
“Or how would you explain the statement credited to operatives of EFCC that my failure to return to the country has slowed down investigations of how the funds were sourced and disbursed because I allegedly disbursed the bulk of the money, which was not part of the funds allocated to Amnesty office. So where did the said fund come from?”
Kuku reiterated his readiness to return home to his fatherland as soon as his doctors give him clean bill of health as he recuperates from a major knee surgery carried out on one of his legs at an America Sports Hospital in the United States of America, U.S.A, last year.
He promised to honour the invitation of the EFCC as soon as he touchdown on Nigeria soil, urging the anti-graft agency to respect court injunctions and follow due process in investigating the alleged fraud levelled against him; thereby not forcing suspects in it’s custody to implicate him on the petitions before the agency.

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