Outspoken government critic Femi Fani-Kayode faces possible arrest after being invited by the Police headquarters in Abuja to explain one of his recent publications.
The former aviation minister regularly criticises President Muhammadu Buhari’s government on social media. The press usually publish his hard-hitting articles.
One of those write-ups may have landed Fani-Kayode in trouble.
He is, according to the police, wanted for “conspiracy, criminal defamation, inciting publication, injurious falsehood and conduct likely to cause breach of peace”.
Abuja police boss, apparently with the approval of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has told Fani-Kayode to show up for questioning.
Although many say Fani-Kayode is controversial, the Nigerian public could see this police “summon” as another attempt by the Buhari administration to curb free speech.