Paul Ibe, a Senior Adviser to the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has called for the suspension of Festus Keyamo, as Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs.
Ibe said this in reaction to trending photos where the newly appointed Minister posed with a suspected fraudster, Jerry Ikogho, on the list of the United States, US, FBI of 80 fraudsters.
The FBI released full details and identities of 80 suspected fraudsters, with many being Nigerians, arrested in the United States, on Thursday.
Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, were named as lead suspects on the list.
The duo allegedly coordinated with others, to launder the funds from victims.
Jerry Elo Ikogho was among the 77 Nigerians arrested last week, for online fraud. He is number 3 on the 80-man list.
Keyamo had in a reaction to the viral picture, said that himself and Ikogho grew up as friends, and he would not deny alliance with him, adding that, the picture was taken in 2011.
However, in reaction on Monday, Ibe tweeted: “Festus Keyamo, SAN, Niger Delta Minister of State and former EFCC Prosecutor, is linked to Jerry Elo Ikogho, also known as J Man, Number 3 on the FBI Fraud List of 77.
“As was the case with Babachir and Obono-Obla, Keyamo should be suspended for unfettered investigations”