Former Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode Caught Spreading Fake News About CJN, Onnoghen

Published 5 months ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 11:31 AM, 16/01/2019 (5 months ago)

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Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the EFCC has promised to take a former minister to court for spreading fake news.  A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode might be in trouble after he was caught red-handed spreading fake news.

This comes after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission released a statement accusing him of spreading falsehood about the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Recall that Kayode had alleged that operatives of the commission went and surrounded the house of Onnoghen.
The Commission said it was not only a figment of the imagination of the purveyor of the fake news but an evil machination by the creator and carriers of the news aimed at creating anarchy in the country.
In a reaction to the purported fake news the Commission said, “For the record, the EFCC never went to the house of the CJN for arrest neither was an invitation extended to him.”
“Several calls and short messages received all point to the fact that the brains behind the fake news had one thing in mind: to act as agent of destabilization. We would not give in to their plots.”

“One of the architects of the fake news, Femi Fani-Kayode, was quoted as saying ‘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’. Another arrowhead of the fake news, Yinka Odumakin shared a non-existent video which has gone viral.”

“We want to assure Nigerians that while we would fight corruption in line with the mandate setting up the Commission, agents of darkness, in the likes of Femi Fani-Kayode, Yinka Odumakin and his cohorts, would never be able to manipulate the people against the Commission.”

“We also want to assure Fani-Kayode, Yinka Odumakin and other purveyors of the evil news to be ready to defend their actions in the court of law as the EFCC will file libel suit against them without further delay”
the Commission stated.

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