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Femi Fani Kayode Must Apologize To Eyo Charles – IPC

Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

The International Press Centre (IPC) has come out to blast the verbal assault inflicted on a Journalist by a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode.

IPC recently revealed that the incident was repulsive and unacceptable because there was absolutely nothing wrong with Journalist Eyo Charles needing to know if the tour was an independent initiative or a sponsored one.

According to IPC, Fani Kayode could’ve decided to not answer the question, rather than rain abuses that were completely out of place in the context of the event.

IPC added that Femi Fani Kayode should aplogize to the reporter and assure him of his safety in view of the alleged further threats.

His words, “The former Minister had the option of not answering the question and the abuses were totally out of place in the context of the event.”

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David Oluwafemi (meaning “the beloved of the Lord”) Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode (born 16 October 1960) is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer. He was a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was with the opposition’s All Progressive Congress (APC) until June 2014 when he returned to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Although his family lineage originates from Osun, he was born in Lagos, on 16 October 1960 to Chief Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode. He is an Ile-Ife chieftain of Yoruba descent.

Fani-Kayode was arrested on December 2008 by the EFCC and charged with 47 counts of money laundering. Fani-Kayode stated that he was innocent and that the monies were funds received from his own private businesses and legitimate sources and had nothing to do with government funds. He said that the investigations of the Yar’Adua government and the EFCC were politically motivated, and he was being persecuted in the same way as other colleagues from the Obasanjo government, such as Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai and Nuhu Ribadu, for their ties to President Obasanjo.

On 22 October, EFCC operatives of arrested on a 17-count charge of unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money in the tune of about N4.9 billion, a charge brought against them by the anti-graft commission.


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