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Coup Post: I won’t tweet like that again, says Fani-Kayode

“The place anybody wouldn’t want to go, I think is the DSS. If I were to do it a second time, I won’t tweet this same way.”

• February 14, 2023

Femi Fani-Kayode, an APC chieftain, said he was grilled for five hours by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) over his tweet on a purported meeting of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar with some military officers.

Mr Fani-Kayode, the director of Special Projects and New Media All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), said this while narrating his experience in SSS’ custody on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Fani-Kayode said the SSS invited him to explain the tweet he made concerning Mr Abubakar.

“Following my tweet, the PDP called for my arrest and detention, saying Atiku never met with the military generals. While I was with the DSS, they were very thorough and inquisitive and very professional in their approach, they were polite, reasonable and rational,” the former aviation minister said. “In spite of the ordeal, I felt I was being treated very fairly and that I wasn’t being oppressed.”

He added, “I spent about five hours. I was subjected to thorough grilling; they were very thorough and highly professional in their interrogation, and I was asked to come back on Wednesday for further interrogation. The place anybody wouldn’t want to go, I think is the DSS. If I were to do it a second time, I won’t tweet this same way.”

Bayo Onanuga, spokesman for APC PCC while reacting to the development, said the campaign was worried when they heard Mr Fani-Kayode was invited by the SSS for interrogation.

“So we contacted our lawyers and our lawyers followed him to the DSS headquarters. If he was detained beyond today, we would have challenged it, we would have taken further steps, but he said the DSS officials were very professional,” Mr Onanuga said. 


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