The anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration continues. There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of another man from the team of the ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The accounts of the Keketobou Foundation, owned by Kingsley Kuku, were ‘flagged’ by the anti-graft agency, the Sunday Punch learnt.
The move is aimed at preventing the transfer of allegedly looted funds to other accounts, including those outside Nigeria.
An undisclosed source in the presidency commented on the issue: “… apart from the angle of the impunity and financial recklessness, does it make any sense if any responsible government allows such individuals, who had threatened war in the event that Jonathan did not win to have such huge sums in bank vaults? Such accounts must be flagged, of course.”
Speaking on the development on Saturday, September 6, Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, asked President Buhari to ensure the adequate funding of the EFCC, adding: “If any of our members is found to be corrupt, let them face the law of the land. But no one should be tagged as being corrupt when the court has not said so.”
Kuku was summoned for questioning by the EFCC this September. The former Amnesty Programme boss failed to appear earlier as he was recovering after knee surgery in the USA.
With this development the number of Jonathan’s associates who have had their accounts frozen recently is four:
1. Government Ekpompolo, aka Tompolo – an owner of Global West Vessels Limited.
2. Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi – a former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
3. Kime Engozi – a contractor of Maritime University, Gbaramatu area of Delta state.
4. Kingsley Kuku – a former special presidential adviser on the Niger Delta, and coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.