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Ex-President Goodluck’s Former Aide, Kingsley Kuku, Arrested In US     

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Kingsley Kuku, has been deported from the US after violating the terms of his asylum status.

Funsho Akinwale

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Kingsley Kuku, has been arrested and deported from the United States to Ghana in an attempt to secure US Green Card status through sham marriage.

Kuku, the former special Adviser to the former president on Niger Delta Affairs, was allegedly nabbed by security operatives while trying to arrange an illegal marriage in the states.

After the arrest, his asylum status was revoked and was thereafter deported to Ghana, his preferred country.

The former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme had been on asylum in the US after relocating but his decision to nullify his asylum arrangement for green card status in order to travel to Nigeria freely has caused him much trouble.

Our findings revealed that under the U.S Asylum Act, you cannot travel to the country where you fear persecution if you are granted asylum status.

Recall, Kuku had travelled to the United States shortly before President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president on May 29, 2015.

His plot to leave the country was to evade arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over misappropriation of N6.2billlion contract scam during his tenure as the helmsman at the Presidential Amnesty Programme

A letter sent to EFCC through his counsel, Karina Tunyan, stated that Kuku would leave for US because of a knee injury and would not return to Nigeria until end of September 2015.

But Kuku never returned to the country since over four years ago until he was a few days back deported to Ghana on his request.

It was reliably gathered that Kuku was said to have opted to be deported to Ghana instead of Nigeria, where he is facing corruption charges.