Armed policemen raided the Ondo residence of Kingsley Kuku, former special adviser on Niger Delta to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The policemen were said to have arrived the residence at Arogbo, Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state, around 3pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018. According to eye witnesses, the security operatives, numbering at least 30, opened fire, sparking tension in the community. They were said to have forcefully broken into all the rooms in the house. The eye witness said that: “After combing all the rooms in the house in a commando style, they left without anything incriminating”.

“The operation lasted for an hour. Nobody was arrested. They left after destroying a lot of things”. In 2015, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited Kuku, who is currently in the US, for questioning on several occasions but he failed to honour the invitations. The anti-graft agency has not taken any further action on the matter since then, citing a court order restraining it from doing so However, the DSS allegedly accused the EFCC of shielding the former presidential aide, whom the agency wanted for interrogation. The secret police alleged that Kuku was behind some of the militant activities in the Niger Delta. But he denied the claim, saying the agency was desperate to arrest to him so as to give him the “Dasuki treatment”.

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