Buhari's New Minister, Festus Keyamo Spotted With One Of The Fraudsters Arrested By FBI

Published 6 months ago by: kacy lee
at 25-08-2019 06:25PM (6 months ago)

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This is JERRY ELO IKOGHO , aka “J Man,” (Arrowed). He is number 3 on the FBI "77 Nigerians fraudsters list.".

My Relationship With Jerry Ikogho, Fraudster Nabbed By FBI - Keyamo Speaks.

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has described suspected fraud kingpin, jerry Ikogho, as a brother and friend from a good home.

The newly appointed minister said this in an interview with newsmen after pictures of the two men appeared on the Internet.

Ikogho is one of the 77 Nigerians charged for massive fraud and money laundering in the United States of America following an extensive FBI operation.

Speaking in the interview, Keyamo said he did not know the kind of business Ikogho was doing in America.
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“We were born together in the same town at Ughelli in Delta State. His parents and my parents are close friends up till tomorrow. We were both raised in the Jehovahs Witnesses sect. It is a whole family union. If he has legal issues, I handled them for him free of charge. I didn’t know him as a client but as a family friend with whom we both grew up together,” Keyamo was quoted as saying.
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Asked if he was aware that his friend was into shady business, Keyamo asked: “How would I know? He has not been proven guilty. Have you concluded that he is into massive fraud and money laundering?”
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The lawyer who once prosecuted cases on behalf of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), added that he needs to hear from Ikogho what transpired in America before he takes a position.

Hear him: “If his explanations are not satisfactory, I will scold him. I have spoken with the wife since this issue broke out, but I have been unable to get in touch with him. But I need to hear from him.”



Describing what happened to his friend as “very unfortunate”, Keyamo added that Ikogho grew up and did his youth service in Nigeria.

“I used to stay with him when I first came to Abuja. He is my brother and friend, though I am just a month older than him. Anybody can be in trouble. I am praying for him. If he has valid explanations I will help him legally. I can’t run away from him,” he concluded.



kelemann at 25-08-2019 10:28PM (6 months ago)
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All of una na thief. See as him dey defend his brother wey dey thief.
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fineboy77 at 26-08-2019 11:41AM (6 months ago)
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Innocent until proven guilty

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