Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday grilled a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, over a three-part essay titled, ‘Five Useful Idiots and the Spirit of the Accursed Slave’.
Fani-Kayode, it was learnt, was grilled for about an hour and then asked to return on another day for more interrogation.
Confirming his interrogation to our correspondent on the telephone, the former minister said the quizzing was cordial.
Fani-Kayode, however, said he would continue to write more of such articles.
He said, “I had a cordial interview with the policemen. The police were courteous and professional.
“I was invited because of my essay titled “Five Useful Idiots and the Spirit Of the Accursed Slave” which was about Fulani hegemony and terrorism together with other write-ups. No regrets. I will hit harder and write more.”
In the essay which was published in March, the former minister lambasted the Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong, for blaming the herdsmen attacks on Governor Samuel Ortom’s refusal to scrap the anti-grazing law.
Fani-Kayode also lambasted the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for describing the herdsmen attacks in Kogi State as a family affair among Kogi indigenes.
He also knocked a former Minister of Information and current chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Prince Tony Momoh, for saying the Fulani herdsmen were victims of tribal politics.
The former minister said in the article that the herdsmen attacks were part of a larger scheme to dominate and recolonise Nigeria. (Punch)