A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that he can never be intimidated or silencced after the Nigeria Police invited him for questioning over alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.
In a letter dated August 20, 2018 and signed by Commissioner of Police in charge of the IG Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Habu Sani, the police asked the former minister to appear before SP Usman Garba latest by August 28, 2018.
In the said letter titled, ‘Conspiracy, criminal defamation, inciting publication, injurious falsehood and conduct likely to cause breach of peace’, the police however said the invitation was a fact-finding mission.
The letter 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.”
But Mr. Fani-Kayode, an outspoken critic of the government of Presiident Muhammadu Buhari made it clear that he is not the least intimidated and cannot be silenced.
He said, “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.”
Recall that recently on AIT, Fani-Kayode rejected claims by the Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, that it was Senate President Bukola Saraki who organised the invasion of the National Assembly.
The former spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign also expressed the same view in a recent article, accusing then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, of ordering the Department of State Services, DSS to lock down the National Assembly.