Fani-Kayode writes IG over police summons

Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has written the Nigeria Police Force in response to a letter inviting him to appear over allegation of inciting comments.

Mr Fani-Kayode responded via a letter addressed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, dated August 27, asking the Force for detailed information on his alleged offence, and an extension of time for him to appear for questioning.

The police had in a letter dated August 20 and signed by an officer, Habu Sani, the Commissioner of the IGP’s monitoring unit invited Mr Fani-Kayode for questioning for alleged acts of “conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.”

The police said the purpose of the invitation was for “fact finding.”

In his reply, Mr Fani-Kayode’s lawyers requested a rescheduling of the “interview”.

“We have our client’s instruction to inform you that he will honour the said invitation and possibly respond to questions on all facts which may be limited to his knowledge,” Mr Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, said.

“However it is essential to unequivocally state that the invitation letter under reference appears vague and ambiguous in its form. Your office for reasons best known to them did not mention the name (s) or person (s) complaining against our client and on what particular subject matter his presence is required.

“Therefore in view of the short notice apparent in your letter under reference, our client is constrained to politely request for a rescheduling of the interview date and also that he be furnished with essential particulars of the purpose of his visit to your office, so as to adwquately prepare for the said “interview.”

The letter further explained that Mr Fani-Kayode requested the extention of time, partly because of his current engagement at the ongoing national conference of the Nigeria Bar Association.

The letter was signed by Mr Fani-Kayode’s lawyers, Raphael Oyewale and Idunnu Ajina.

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