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EFCC Invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin Over ‘Fake News’




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made good its word, as it has invited a former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode and Yinka Odumakin, a chieftain of Afenifere, for alleging that the commission was making efforts to arrest of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

Tony Orilade, the spokesman of the commission made this development known at the conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) in Abuja.

Orilade stated that the men might not be released on time if they do not reveal useful information to the commission.

Fani-Kayode had written: “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him? These people want Nigeria to burn! Buhari call off your dogs before it is too late! This is a democracy and not a gestapo state! In the name of God let this madness stop.”

On his part, Odumakin uploaded a short video broadcast on social media, alleging a raid on the residence of Onnoghen.

In response, the anti-graft agency had threatened to file a libel suit against the duo over the claim.

The EFCC had said it “never went to the house of the CJN for arrest neither was invitation extended to him”.

Onnoghen, who has been charged with alleged false asset declaration, has also denied that EFCC operatives visited his residence.

Naija News understands that Fani Kayode has, in another post, retracted and apologized for his unfounded claims.

“Yesterday I was informed by usually reliable sources that EFCC were positioned outside CJN’s home.

“I have since discovered that the men were not from EFCC and I removed the posting. The error is regretted.” he said.

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