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Nigerian police headquarters has summoned Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode to appear before it on Tuesday for allegation of inflammatory statement.
The police letter of invitation is dated August 20 on allegation of criminal conspiracy, defamation, inciting publication, injurious falsehood and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, the nationonline has said.
The letter was signed by CP Habu Sani, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force headquarters in Abuja, a special unit that focuses on exceptionally serious crimes.
The letter read:
“This office is investigating the above mentioned case reported to the Inspector-General of Police, in which your name featured.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to interview the undersigned through SP Usman Garba on 28/08/2018 at 1000 hrs, to shed light on the allegations raised.
“You are to, however, note that the invitation is purely for fact-finding and your cooperation in this regard is highly solicited please,” the police stated.
Nigeria and inflammatory statements:
Inflammatory statements are on the increase in Nigeria any time the most populated African approaches general elections.
At a time, United States predicted that Nigeria would disintegrate after the 2015 general elections.
US prediction was majorly based on inflammatory statements, insurgency and militancy, ethnic violence and rate of insecurity in the country.
Electorates go to the polls in 2019 in what has been predicted to be the hottest general elections in Nigeria as more than 90 registered political parties are warming up to dislodge the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) from Aso Rock.