The Department of State Services ((DSS) says a federal government agency is protecting a wanted person
The person in question is a former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku
The DSS had declared Kuku wanted for allegedly sponsoring Niger Delta militants
The DSS says a federal government agency is protecting a former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku from prosecution.
Nigeria’s secret police however refused to name the agency involved in the matter.
We checks however revealed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) might be the agency the DSS was referring to.
The EFCC has been probing Kuku for a while. Although the former presidential aide has been in the United States since 2015.
According to the DSS, the agency aiding Kuku claims to be probing him but is in fact doing the opposite.
The DSS said: “It is sad to note that, in the course of our investigation, we discovered that an agency, which is also saddled with an investigative authority, is rather creating a platform for criminal fugitives. “We discovered, in particular, a fugitive,
who is widely known to have looted our commonwealth, still has the audacity to use the machinery of that particular agency to harass and haunt adversaries who are aware of his loot and heinous crimes.
“From our findings, we discovered that the agency in reference is now in criminal connivance with fugitive Kingsley Kuku, a former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on the Federal Government Amnesty Programme on the Niger Delta.
“Sadly enough, the agency in question, which claims to be investigating the fraud, is ironically directly and brazenly facilitating the concealment of the looted several billions of naira belonging to the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.”
The DSS said the government agency, which recently raided the home of a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, carried out the raid based on the instruction of Kuku.
We recall that on November 30, 2016, unknown gunmen, numbering about twenty raided the Abuja residence and office respectively of Nwuche where they carted away cash in local and foreign currencies as well as some of his documents.
A staff of the former Deputy Speaker who witnessed the two raids had told journalists that while the gunmen who stormed the residence in Maitama wore jackets with EFCC inscription on them, those that raided the office wore military camouflage and were all armed with pistols and rifles.