The Nigeria Police Force, has summoned a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.
The Police asked the former Minister, to appear before SP Usman Garba, latest by August 28, 2018.
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 the 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.”
Speaking on his invitation, however, Fani-Kayode said: “I am not in the least bit intimidated, and I cannot be silenced. They would have to kill me first. I received the letter today, without any details of the allegations, or who the complainant is.
“I will consult with my Lawyers and take it from there. One thing is clear though: this is yet another attack on democracy and freedom of speech. No matter what they do, in the end we shall prevail, because God is with us.”
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