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SUMMONS: Police accepts Fani-Kayode’s plea, gives him new date

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Suit to compel the arrest and prosecution of Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others set to commence

The Nigerian Police has considered a plea by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, asking for extension of date to appear before the force for questioning over criminal complaints levelled against him.

The force has asked the former minister to now appear on Tuesday September 4, 2018 by 1200hrs for questioning.

It further noted that the invitation was in respect of criminal complaints by a law firm, Apex Solicitors.

The police reply to Fani-Kayode read in part, “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.

“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 its earlier letter entitled “Conspiracy, Criminal Defamation, Inciting Publication, Injurious Falsehood and Conduct Likely to Cause a Breach of the Peace,” and dated August 20, 2018, with Ref. No CR/3000/IGP.SEC/MU/T.G/ABJ Vol.54/226, asked the former minister to appear before SP Usman Garba on August 28, 2018.

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But Fani-Kayode, had through his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo and Co., replied the police saying that its invitation letter was “too vague and ambiguous.”

He also begged for the extension date to be able to honor the summon.

 

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