Kingsley Kuku, who was Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs has been arrested in Amsterdam, The Netherlands over youngster pornography complaints.
According to info obtainable to SaharaReporters, Kuku reportedly circulated youngster pornography supplies in 2018.
The former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme was arrested on Wednesday at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, whereas on his method to London, United Kingdom, SaharaReporters learnt on Sunday.
“Kingsley Kuku was arrested in Amsterdam,” a prime authorities supply aware of the incident advised SaharaReporters.
“His warrant was executed over child pornography complaints. He was arrested on his way to London four days ago
“He has been combating his extradition after his arrest at Schiphol. He was coming from Accra, Ghana with a layover at Schiphol.
“He reportedly circulated child pornography in 2018.”
Kuku was elected as member of Ondo State House of Assembly and have become the Chairman of the House Committee for a interval of 4 years.
In January 2011, he was appointed Special Adviser to former President Jonathan on the Niger Delta and Chairman, Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Jonathan reappointed him into the identical place in July 2011 after the overall elections in 2011.
As the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for ex-agitators within the oil-bearing communities within the Niger Delta, Kuku oversaw the disarmament and demobilisation of 30,000 ex-agitators.
However, the United States Department of Justice alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by Kuku have been transferred to financial institution accounts within the US the place they have been laundered and used to buy airplanes to start out Air Peace in addition to luxurious properties and automobiles, a September 2020 report by THEWILL mentioned.
Air Peace, which was launched in 2013, is Nigeria’s largest service with a fleet measurement of about 20 plane.
The United States Government described the airways’ CEO, Allen Onyema as Kuku’s enterprise companion, who laundered no less than $44 million by US financial institution accounts.