Police arrest Fani-Kayode over inciting publication

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested Chief Femi Fani-Kayode a former Minister of Aviation, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.

Police asked the former Aviation minister to appear before them SP Usman Garba on August 28, 2018 in a letter dated August 20, 2018, with Ref. No CR/3000/IGP.SEC/MU/T.G/ABJ Vol.54/226.

In the letter titled, ‘Conspiracy, criminal defamation, inciting publication, injurious falsehood and conduct likely to cause breach of peace’, the police noted that the invitation was based purely on a fact-finding mission.

The letter, which was signed by Commissioner of Police in charge of the IG Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Habu Sani read, “This office is investigating the above-mentioned case reported to the Inspector-General of Police in which your name featured.

“In view of the above, you are requested to interview the undersigned through SP Usman Garba on 28/08/2018 by 10.00hrs to shed light on the allegations raised.

“You are to, however, note that the invitation is purely for fact findings and your cooperation in this regard is highly solicited, Please.”

Efforts to speak with Fani-Kayode on Friday proved abortive.

However, a source close to the former minister said the letter had been received and refused to comment further.

Although it was not expressly stated why the former minister was invited, sources told our correspondent that it may not be unconnected to a recent article he wrote as well as an interview he granted the Africa Independent Television.



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