Nigeria police summon President Buhari’s top critic, former minister Femi Fani-kayode, over “criminal defamation” Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 27, 2021


One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s top critics, Mr. Femi Fani-kayode, has been summoned by the police.

Police said he was being investigated over some alleged “criminal defamation”, “inciting publication”, “falsehood”, and “conduct likely to cause breach of peace”.

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Why it matters: Nigerians go to the polls in February and opposition has been rising against President Buhari. Many have accused the Nigerian leader of attempting to crush the opposition to have an easy re-election.

Fani-Kayode recently claimed that world leaders had asked the Nigerian leader not to run  for re-election in 2019, but that he had rebuffed them. He did not name his source.

Mr. Fani-kayode sent the police’s letter to him to Today News Africa in Washington DC

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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