The immediate past Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku has asked anti-corruption agencies not to tamper with the account of his charity organisation, Keketobou Care Foundation, which he has been using to help the poor in the society.
Kuku, who made the call in a telephone interview with Vanguard from his hospital in the United States on Sunday, said there was no public fund in the charity account, which has helped to render succour to indigent students, women and men over time.
Kuku was reacting to reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen the accounts of close allies of former president Jonathan, including the Keketobou Care Foundation, run
The former Presidential Amnesty Programme Chairman, who is recuperation in an American hospital after a knee surgery, told Vanguard that there were no government funds in the said account, which had a total deposit of N720, 484.00 as at the end of July this year.
According to Kuku, the amount found in the account was the proceeds of his book: “Remaking the Niger Delta: Challenges and Opportunities”, which he presented to the public in Lagos last year.
He said before now, he had used his personal earnings and other donations by well-wishers to fund the account so as to provide enough funds for buying JAMB forms for poor indigenes of Ondo State and provide support to poor widows, women and traders in the state.