EXCLUSIVE: How Festus Keyamo Defrauded  A Pakistani Drug Lord of $400,000

EXCLUSIVE: How Festus Keyamo Defrauded  A Pakistani Drug Lord of $400,000

US-based Nigerian lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye has revealed how Nigeria’s Minister of Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo, defrauded Pakistani drug lord Muhammad Khalid Khan of more than $400,000 in 2019.

*In an exclusive presentation shared on Mr. Ugwuonye’s microblogging site, Twitter show how he knew the drug lord because they were friends while he was awaiting trial at Kuje prison in FCT and how Mr. Keyamo was introduced the last time he was in need. a lawyer who could facilitate the corruption of judges to prevent his extradition to the United States for his alleged drug trafficking and money laundering crimes at the time.


According to an independent survey commissioned by Reportera News Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, who has been in the media more than usual in recent months for the disputed 2023 presidential election, was recently rated as the worst ever minister in the history of Nigeria, subliminally putting him the spotlight under public scrutiny and criticism for his activities as a minister in the republic and as a representative for the Elected President of INEC. He recently posted a video of himself exercising at the property, which was later revealed to have been acquired by him in 2019 after several investigations revealed that Keyamo paid for the property in cash.


As expected, Nigerians questioned the source of the funding for the property purchase and accused him of corruption. Keyamo wasted no time in pursuing the matter as he explained that his over 30 years of experience as a lawyer in high profile cases gave him the luxury of owning such a property. He further stated that this property is actually the cheapest of his properties. Ugwuonye, ​​however, was opposed to Keyamo because he strongly believes that the source of the money was the acquisition of farms in 2019.

Mr. Ugwuonye claimed that Keyamo was approached to pull some strings because of his “high” connections in government and had to facilitate the payment of bribes to relevant parties to prevent Khan’s extradition. Keyamo was reportedly paid $380,000 for this. He also stated that the additional $130,000 could also be paid, he was not sure about that, but he was very sure that the previous one would be paid. Of the said sum, $100,000 was paid to Keyamo on the morning of Khan’s arrest, indicating that Keyamo did nothing to prevent Khan’s extradition, but made sure to get as much money as possible from him, knowing that he would not be able to come after that him as if he was locked up somewhere in America when he realized he had been tricked.

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Ugwuonye argued that even the President of Nigeria could not prevent Khan’s extradition, let alone a junior minister like Keyamo, and that Mr. Keyamo knew it was an impossible task but went ahead and demanded a ridiculous amount of money. On the day of Mr. Khan’s arrest, he (Khan) continued to scream as he was dragged through the corridors of the prison and asked for his money back, apparently because the purpose of the payment had not been fulfilled.


Minister Keyamo has not yet responded to these allegations at the time of filing this report.

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