Fani-Kayode apologises to EFCC over fake news

Femi Fani-Kayode, aformer minister of Aviation has tendered his apology to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for spreading fake news against the agency.
The former minister had Tuesday alleged that the EFCC had raided the home of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
In the post via his Twitter page, which he has now taken down, Fani kayode said “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!”

It turned out the information was false, and the anti-corruption agency threatened to suit the former minister for spreading fake news against it.

However, in a post on social media on Wednesday, fani Kayode rendered his apology to EFCC, saying his information from his ‘reliable sources’ was false, and regrets the error.

“Yesterday I was informed by usually reliable sources that EFCC were positioned outside CJN’s home. I have since discovered that the men were not from EFCC and I removed the posting. The error is regretted.

“Meanwhile can the Federal Government tell us which agency sent those men and why they beat a retreat? Again is it true that a television journalist was arrested at the scene and his camera and footage confiscated? If so, why? “Finally is it true that the Attorney General has ordered the NFIU to freeze Onnoghen’s bank accounts. Questions, questions, questions! The tyranny continues unabated.”

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