The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited Kingsley Kuku, the former presidential adviser on Niger Delta amnesty, for questioning over his stewardship. He however has been unable to honour the invitation due to a knee surgery he just had in the United States.
To prove that he is not on the run or trying to evade arrest, Kuku has shared photos of his surgery at the St. Andrew Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.
In addition, the former adviser said he has nothing to hide as he left N5.3 billion in the account of the amnesty programme, promising to return to give more details.
“Today, Amnesty project has trained pilots as we have sent our students to the best aviation school in the world. We have about 100 students in Lufthansa training school in Germany,” he said.
“In addition, we have about 550 students in the United States, more than 300 in Europe and more than 1000 in Nigeria. I therefore, urge the new coordinator to take human audit and balance it with what was allocated to the agency in order to draw a line between those frivolous and malicious petition been sent around.
“I am a patriotic Nigerian; I have future and image to protect. Therefore, my integrity is more important to me than vanity of this world. The total liberation of my people of Niger Delta from poverty, unemployment, backwardness and illiteracy motivated me to design a program that will empower our youth.
“I have no regret serving Nigeria under former president Goodluck Jonathan. As human being, we must have made some mistakes in course of discharging our duty. I have no foreign bank account, I have no house anywhere apart from Nigeria and I have since returned all government properties in my possession, including my diplomatic passport before leaving office.”
See the photos from his surgery below (H/T: The Cable)