Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation minister, has recanted his allegation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had invaded the home of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, with a view to arresting him.
Earlier on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode had, in a Twitter post, alleged that agents of the EFCC had raided Onnoghen’s home.
Afterwards, Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, also uploaded a short video clip on social media, making the same claims about EFCC’s raid of the CJN’s residence.
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! This is a democracy and not a gestapo state! In the name of God let this madness stop
However, things took an interesting turn when, in the light of the flurry of allegations, the EFCC issued a strong statement threatening to sue Fani-Kayode and Odumakin over the ‘fake news’.
The agency denied raiding Onnoghen’s house, never mind planning to arrest him.
Apparently, as a result of EFCC’s statement, Fani-Kayode then withdrew his claims, blaming some ‘usually reliable sources’ for 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.