Former adviser to former president Jonathan on Amnesty programme, Kingley Kuku today released photos of himself at the St. Andrew Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama where he is recuperating after a knee surgery. Kuku was to appear before EFCC on July 28th to answer questions bordering on misappropriation of funds but had immediately written a letter to the agency saying he will not be honoring their invitation because he is currently at a US hospital.
In a statement released accompanying the photos, Kuku said he had nothing to fear and was not on the run. He says he operates no foreign account and does not have any house apart from the one in Nigeria. The statement in part:
“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. 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.”he said