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Police Arrest Carpenter For Accusing Fani-Kayode Of Rights Abuse



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A carpenter who one worked with the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Azubike Osakwe, has been arrested by the FCT police command.

It was gathered that Osakwe was arrested on Sunday after returning from church.

Recall that the carpenter in February accused the former Minister of arresting him at different times in 2019 and refusing to pay for his labour.

According to the Punch, Osakwe was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department and forced to make statements before being given a stringent bail condition.

The carpenter in February, along side seven others had accused Fani-Kayode of assault, arbitrary arrest and sexual harassment.

Fani-Kayode rather than respond to the allegations levelled against him, wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Bala Ciroma, accusing them of criminal defamation.

Osakwe while speaking with the Punch said, “Chief Fani-Kayode asked me to come to make repairs sometimes in 2019 at his house. I spent N15,000 to repair the expeller. I also spent N42,000 to repair a toilet seat. I was not given the money in return neither was my labour paid for.”

Anytime I ask Chief Fani-Kayode for my money, he threatens me. I endured all these because his wife, Precious, was the one who brought me. Chief Fani-Kayode locked up an apprentice who had come to fix tinted glass at the balcony of his house.”

“I was locked up for four days due to a misunderstanding over that glass. I spent N75,000 in addition to my labour of N60,000 which has not been given to me. About N250, 000 is what he owes me.”

The head of the legal department in the FCT command, James Idachaba, noted that the investigation of Fani-Kayode’s ex-workers was an order by the CP.

He further stated that the staff were not forced to change their statements but were only being investigated for criminal defamation.

Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode, has finally received a jab of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine months after faulting the novel disease and the vaccination exercise.

Naija News understands that the politician in May 2020 took to his Twitter page to condemn the Nigerian government for accepting to try the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

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