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Kingsley Kuku Surgery Successful, Says US Hospital

Special Adviser to the President on Niger-Delta Kingsley Kuku

A United States Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama where President Goodluck Jonathan’ s former aide, Mr. Kignsley Kuku is undergoing surgery yesterday confirmed that the operation was successful.

Mr.Kuku who presided over Jonathan’ s Amnesty program for the Niger Delta militants, an initiative that was alleged to have marred with allegations of monumental frauds and embezzlement, is now resting at a rehabilitation center where nurses would commence therapy on him.

Confirming the development to our correspondent on the telephone, Ms. Christiana, who is in charge of surgery scheduling, said the exercise was done between 10 and 10: 30 am, American time(Nigerian time, 5:50pm).

She said, ” Yes, Mr. Kuku’ s surgery was successful and he has gone to rest for a few days before we commence therapy on him.”

Asked whether Kuku would be discharged immediately, Christiana said” Doctors say it would take Kuku 4 to 5 weeks before he gets better .”

The operation was done by Dr. Jeffery Dugas, according to the hospital senior staff.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) had invited Kuku to answer allegations on conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and diversion of public funds.

The EFCC letter with ref: CR 3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG/T7/vol.25/263 and dated July 22, was signed by the Head of Economic Governance, Olufunke Adetayo Ogunbode and was sent and received by the Presidential Amnesty Office in Maitama same day.

In his response to the letter, Kuku said he is currently in the US undergoing a surgery operation on his knee, and that he would answer the invitation in September when he recuperates.

Kuku had commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Paul T. Boroh (rtd.) as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.



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