Final Friday August 24th, the Nigerian police despatched a letter to former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, inviting him over to their workplace in Abuja on Tuesday August 28th for questions over what was termed a ”Felony publication”. The police in its letter, didn’t state which of FFK’s publications they discovered offensive, necessitating the invitation.
In a press release launched this night, the opposition celebration requested Police to come clear on its invitation to the previous minister. The celebration mentioned they hope that this isn’t an calculated try by the ruling celebration APC to use the police equipment in opposition to FFK who’s considered one of their strongest critiques. Learn the assertion under
The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has urged the Nigeria Police to come out clear on the ‘truth-discovering’ invitation prolonged to Former Aviation Minister, Femi, Fani Kayode, to seem on Tuesday for alleged conspiracy, legal defamation and inciting publication.
The PDP says whereas it’s not in opposition to any lawful step by the police in finishing up its duties, the police should be certain that it’s not being utilized by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in its determined quest to muzzle free speech and subjugate Nigerians, significantly the opposition, forward of the 2019 normal election.
That is significantly because the letter inviting Chief Kayode didn’t state in particular phrases, the alleged points or conduct bordering on “conspiracy, legal defamation, inciting publication, injurious falsehood and conduct possible to trigger breach of peace”, for which he has been invited.
We hope that the invitation shouldn’t be a arrange and a part of the design to emasculate residents, which is now being unleashed on media homes, journalists and different residents for alleged feedback and publications thought of to be in opposition to the curiosity of the ruling celebration.
It is because stories, already out there in credible media, have it that Chief Kayode’s invitation ‘is probably not unconnected’ with an interview he granted the Africa Impartial Tv (AIT) the place he reportedly controverted claims by the Presidency and the APC that it was Senate President Bukola Saraki that masterminded the broadly condemned invasion of the Nationwide Meeting.
Furthermore, the latest detention of the Premium Instances reporter, the arraignment of Senator Isah Misau for allegedly making injurious assertion in opposition to the IG of Police, the invitation of Mr. Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of former army President Ibrahim Babangida for issuing a press release thought of important to this administration and the latest demolition of the studio of Flash FM in Ibadan, Oyo State capital for allegedly airing supplies thought of in opposition to the curiosity of the APC within the state, readily come to thoughts.
We subsequently urge the Police to come out clear on why it has invited Chief Kayode and resist makes an attempt by the APC to entangle it with controversial political points.