By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Consequent upon his arrest by the Department of State Service (DSS), the former Minister of Aviation and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode went emotional during his first round of interrogation by officials of the security unit on Monday.
Impeccable sources in the Yellow House headquarters of the DSS said that the APC chieftain, who is answering questions on his false alarm about coup, wept as he struggled to explain the details of his claim.
“Fani-Kayode reported to the headquarters this morning about 9 am and was kept at an interrogation room until about noon when officials approached him for interrogation.
“Officials confronted him with the gravity of the offense of treason which he had instigated. He was told that he would be detained because it was imperative for the DSS to de-escalate the potentialities of the threats that he had raised before he could be released. He asked for toilet break a couple of times during the session,” the source said.
“It was at that point that the former minister began to shed tears, telling operative of his poor health conditions and how a prolonged detention would compromise access to his doctors.”
It would be recalled that Fani-Kayode, who is similarly standing trial on allegations of corruption before a Federal High Court in Abuja, had raised an alarm claiming that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar was conniving with some Generals in the Army to plot coup and thwart the upcoming election.
A press statement signed by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu had called on the DSS to immediately effect an arrest of Fani-Kayode for questioning because of the national security implication of his claim.