A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has written a letter to the police, explaining that he cannot honour its invitation now.
The police had last week invited Fani-Kayode for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.
The police, while making reference to a petition, had also asked the former minister to appear before it on August 28.
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However, in a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr Kayode Ajulo, Fani-Kayode said he would be attending the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja on Tuesday.
He, therefore, asked the police to allow him to come on September 4 or September 5, 2018.
The letter read in part, “Our client shall in the circumstance be requesting that the appointment be rescheduled to either September 4 or 5, 2018, subject to the convenience of your office and officers.
“This request is necessitated by the fact that our client already has earlier scheduled programmes that border on some urgent and crucial matters already lined up for this week including the ongoing NBA Conference, which conference our client is participating and hosting a number of delegates.
“These might make it difficult or rather impossible for him to honor the invitation on the scheduled date. It is in the light of the foregoing that we most respectfully crave your indulgence for a rescheduling of the date slated for the interview to afford our client the opportunity to attend to his pressing engagements.”
The former Minister of Aviation Fani-Kayode also asked the police to reveal who was behind the petition.He said this was necessary to allow him to respond appropriately.Ex-Banker arrested on wedding day
The statement added, “However, it is essential to unequivocally state that the invitation letter under reference appears vague and ambiguous in its form. Your office, for reasons best known to it, did not mention the name (s) and person(s) complaining against our client and on what particular subject matter his presence is required.”
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