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In the last forty eight hours, the social media has been awash with an evil story of the arrest of Dr. Kingsley KUKU.
It was orchestrated by a blogger whose main stock in trade is blackmail and extortion of
politicians and top public servants.
His platform is not credible and therefore does not require us
wasting time on him. As a matter of fact, there are so many such bloggers in the social media space who
daily, churn out fake and unsubstantiated stories. We urge the public to disregard the story as it is
We are using this medium to advise all those who wish to indulge in this brand of irresponsible
journalism to desist from it. Those who wish to practise journalism should do so in line with ethical
standards. This descent into outright falsehood with the intention to blackmail and extort is not only
ridiculous but very pedestrian. We shall not hesitate to take legal action against such persons and their
platforms, if only to make them comply with minimum standards prescribed by law and the journalism
Dr. Kingsley Kuku served Nigeria meritoriously as SAPND/Chairman Of PAP for four years. Kuku and his
competent team complemented our security infrastructure significantly in the Niger Delta and helped to
raise Nigeria’s revenue base and saved the world trillions of dollars. He deserves commendation, not
blackmail or political persecution.
Once again, we urge all our friends at home and in the diaspora to disregard the news of Kuku’s arrest,
because it is not true and a political hatchet man’s job.
Mr. Yemi Akintomide
Media Aide to Kingsley KUKU.