Fani-Kayode withdraws allegation against EFCC over attempted arrest of CJN

By Bature Dan-Inni

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has withdrawn his allegation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was planning to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Kayode in a statement on Wednesday expressed regret over the information he shared on his social media handle.

It could be recalled that the EFCC had insisted that it “never went to the house of the CJN for arrest neither was invitation extended to him”.

The former minister said he has deleted the post from social media and regretted the error.

He said, “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.”

However, Fani-Kayode asked the federal government to “tell us which agency sent those men and why they beat a retreat”.

In response to the development, however, the EFCC had threaten to file a libel suit against the former minister.