CJN Onnoghen: EFCC invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

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A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the claim that the commission invaded the home of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

The commission also invited a chieftain of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.

The EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, revealed this at a conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) in Abuja

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EFCC said if both men failed to disclose useful information, they may not be released on time.

Fani-Kayode had tweeted, “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.”

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On his part, Odumakin uploaded a short video broadcast on social media, alleging a raid on the residence of Onnoghen.

The EFCC had said it “never went to the house of the CJN for arrest neither was invitation extended to him.”

Reacting to the development in a statement on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode expressed regret over the information he shared. The ex-minister said he has deleted the post from his social media.

He said: “Yesterday I was informed by usually reliable sources that EFCC were positioned outside CJN’s home.

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“I have since discovered that the men were not from EFCC and I removed the posting. The error is regretted.”

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

Onnoghen, who has been charged with alleged false asset declaration, has also denied that EFCC operatives visited his residence.

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