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Anti-Corruption War: Kingsley Kuku Out of Country For Treatment

Valentine Chinyem

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Sequel to the invitation sent to, Kingsley Kuku, the special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a letter addressed to the EFCC chairman, brought to the attention of Olufunke Adetayo Ogunbode, the commission’s head of economic governance, Kuku’s counsel, Karina Tunyan, said his client was in the US for knee surgery and will not return to Nigeria until the end of September.

“We act as solicitors to Honorable Kingsley Kuku,” he wrote in the letter.

“The content of vour letter reference No.CR:300/EFCC/ ABJ/EC{T7 /VOL. 25/263/ dated 22nd of July, 2015 was brought to our notice by our client through SMS yesterday with the instruction to reply same.

“Our client is currently in the United States of America to keep appointment with his doctors at the Andrew Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Centre LLC for Surgery on one of his knees. He is expected back in Nigeria at the end of September 2015 after the surgery and recuperation.

“He will definitely report in your office as a law-abiding citizen by 10.am on 30th of September, 2015. Attached herewith is the document from the Andrews Sport Medicine and Orthopedic Centre (LLC). Accept as always our estimate and regards.”

Kuku and two others are wanted by the EFCC for allegedly embezzling and fraudulently diverting funds running into hundreds of millions of naira.

He was originally scheduled to expected to appear before a team of interrogators at the EFCC office on Tuesday, July 28.