Coup Scare: APC Flays Police Invitation of Fani-Kayode After DSS Interrogation

Coup Scare: APC Flays Police Invitation of Fani-Kayode After DSS Interrogation

  • Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), would be going for another round of interrogation at the DSS HQ
  • The APC presidential campaign council confirmed it in its recent statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, February 15
  • However, the police have also invited him for questioning, a move the APC PCC condemned

FCT, Abuja - The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has reacted to the invitation of its chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, by the department of states security service (DSS) over allegations of instigating a coup.

According to a statement made available to on Tuesday, February 15, the director of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, has urged the police to let their member be.

Fani-Kayode, Police, DSS
APC chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, is expected to go for another round of grilling at the DSS HQ on Wednesday, February 15. Photo: Femi Fani-Kayode

Onanuga, in the statement, accused the police of interfering in the matter despite the DSS already carrying out investigations and notifying Fani-Kayode that his presence would be required at the DSS headquarters for questioning in the coming days.

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What APC PCC said

The statement reads:

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"Despite the well-publicized invitation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode by the DSS and the report that the secret police asked him to return for further investigation today, we were surprised that the police have also jumped into the same matter.
"On Tuesday, the AIG Federal Investigation Bureau also invited Fani-Kayode for questioning.
"The APC-PCC is concerned about the latest invitation by another security agency, just some 10 days to the election when he is most needed as our director of New Media."

Onanuga, in the statement titled, POLICE SHOULD LEAVE FEMI FANI-KAYODE ALONE, urged the Police to allow the DSS to conclude their investigation.

According to the statement, the embattled APC chieftain is expected to go for another round of questioning at the DSS offices as part of the investigation process for the allegations against him.

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Coup: DSS Finally Opens Up On Why Tinubu's Main Man Is In Its Custody

Meanwhile, the DSS has confirmed that the director of new media of the APC PCC, Femi Fani-Kayode, is in its custody.

Fani-Kayode has earlier alleged that Atiku Abubakar of the PDP is working to ensure that the military takes over from the government.

Atiku and the military denied the allegation, while the PDP presidential candidate subsequently commended the DSS for the invitation.

Coup Allegation: Fani-Kayode Should Apologise to Atiku, Military, PDP Gives Reasons

In another development, Phrank Shaibu has asked Femi Fani-Kayode, a member of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, to apologise to Atiku Abubakar.

Fani-Kayode had accused the PDP presidential candidate of a secret meeting with some army generals.

The APC chieftain later stated at a press conference that he regretted making the comments, but Shaibu said his “regret” was not enough.


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