Onnoghen: Fani-Kayode, Odumakin In Trouble Over Fake News

For peddling falsehood on the alleged raid on the home of Walter Onnoghen, embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister and Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

Messrs Fani-Kayode and Odumakin on Tuesday afternoon raised alarm saying the anti-graft agency laid siege at the residence of Mr Onnoghen.

The Chief Justice is accused for allegedly omitting to declare his assets and illegally operating five domiciliary accounts in various foreign currencies.

On the evening of same day, the claims of the duo were found to be false with an aide of the top jurist described it as “untrue.”

The indicted EFCC also distanced itself from the alleged operation, urging the spreaders to brace up to face litigations.

Yinka Odumakin

While the former minister has recanted from his earlier claim, the spokesman of the Yoruba socio-cultural group has narrated how he was sent to raise the alarm.

At the conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria in Abuja, a spokesman of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, on Friday said the two men have been invited, Premium Times reports.

Mr Orilade who said the news could injure the country’s interest added that the former minister and the spokesman of the Afenifere would only be released after they have disclosed the source of their information.