The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed releasing a spokesperson of the Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on bail, following his invitation for questioning as a result of comments he made suggesting there was possibility of a military coup.
Fani-Kayode was thereafter invited to explain more of what he said, and was released on administrative bail after facing a panel of interviewers, according to a press statement signed by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Peter Afunanya, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).
The statement noted that the APC spokesperson will make a routine report to the office of the DSS daily with effect from February 15, 2023, and advised all political party spokespersons to desist from utterances detrimental to national security, and to avoid heating up the polity, in the course of the duties.
The statement in full:
The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby informs the public that it invited Chief Femi Fani-Kayode to its National Headquarters, Abuja on 13th February, 2023. The invitation was in respect of an investigation of some of his allegations and insinuations relating to issues relevant to National Security.
Chief Fani-Kayode faced a Panel which interviewed him on the subject matter. Afterwards, the Service granted him administrative bail and directed that he makes routine returns to the Office with effect from Wednesday, 15th February, 2023 till otherwise. The investigation, however, continues.
Meanwhile, political parties and their media managers are advised to apply restraint in their utterances and public communication engagements prior to and after the general elections. This is to avoid heating up the polity and evoking tendencies that could lead to violent reactions as well as undermine peace and order.