DSS Confirms Fani-Kayode In Custody Over Comment On Alleged Coup Plan

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday confirmed the presence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, in their custody.

Peter Afunanya, the spokesman of the Service,  said Fani-Kayode, the Director of Special Projects and New Media of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), had been with them since 9am in response to the invitation extended to him.

The spokesman, in a message on a WhatsApp platform said: “Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been with the DSS since 9 am today 13/02/23…in response to the invitation extended to him by the Service. Later pls.”

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The development followed Fani-Kayode’s insinuation in a tweet about an alleged coup plan by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and top military generals that there is possible plan to scuttle the forthcoming general election or perpetrate a coup d’état, an offence that attracts the death penalty.

Information Nigeria had reported Fani-Kayode brought his DSS invitation to the notice of the public in a statement via Twitter on Monday morning.

The APC chieftain had said he would honour the invitation because he had nothing to fear, adding that he would continue to express his feelings as long as he has life in him.