- The police have given a new date to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, to honour their invitation in respect of a petition against him
- This is followed by the former minister’s request for extension of time
- The police, however, ordered Fani-Kayode to report on Tuesday, September 4
The Nigerian Police Force has given a new date to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, to honour its invitation following his request for an extension of time.
The Punch reports that the police ordered Fani-Kayode to report for questioning on Monday, September 4, in respect of a petition against him.
According to a letter dated Tuesday, August 23, and signed by Habu Sani, the inspector general of police monitoring unit, the force agreed on the two demands of Fani-Kayode’s lawyers by agreeing on a new date.
It was learnt that the invitation to the former minister was in respect of criminal complaints by a law firm, Apex Solicitors.
The letter read: “I refer to your letter No KACCL/OR/372/18 dated 27th August, 2018 wherein you requested for rescheduling of appointment in respect of the above subject.
“Graciously the interview is now rescheduled for Tuesday the 4th day of September, 2018 by 1200hrs.
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“You are however to note that, the invitation is in respect of criminal complaints lodged by Apex Solicitors (Legal Practitioners and Consultants) and your cooperation in this regard is expected, please.”
The police had in a letter titled, “Conspiracy, Criminal Defamation, Inciting Publication, Injurious Falsehood and Conduct Likely to Cause a Breach of the Peace,” asked the former Minister of Aviation to appear for an interview on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, wrote the police force headquarters in Abuja to ask for the date of his interview to be postponed to either September 4 or 5, as the August 28 date given to him was not feasible.
The former minister, who described the content of the invitation letter from the police as vague, said that the change of date was so he could attend the ongoing national conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), holding in Abuja.
Fani-Kayode, in a letter to the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris, signed by his counsel, Raphael Oyewale and Idunnu Ajina, and dated August 27, said he will honour the said invitation and possibly respond to questions on all facts.
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