Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation, has solidarity for his friend, DCP Abbah Kyari, who has been charged in the Hushpuppi fraud case.

Taking to his Twitter page, FFK asked for the same due process that is being used to resolve the case of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho to be used to resolve the Abba Kyari issue.

FFK opined that Abba Kyari should be given the chance to prove himself to be innocent in the charges levelled against him as an accomplice of fraudster, Hushpuppi.


He wrote: You cannot be selective in your application of justice. You cannot have it both ways: you either believe in the rule of law or you do not. You either believe in due process, fairness, equity and justice or you do not. We stood up for Allen Onyeama of Air Peace when the Americans wanted his head. In the end he was vindicated as there was no hard evidence against him and we discovered that the whole thing was a conspiracy to destroy him and take over his business. Why should we not accord Abba the same benefit of the doubt or protection given the fact that he is also a Nigerian. Or is it that some Nigerians are more equal than others? The fact that Abba is a policeman or a northern Muslim does not mean we should feed him to the dogs. The fact that he was in SARS does not mean we should crucify him.

Resigning our sovereignty to America and acting as if they are God by considering one of our own guilty simply because they have indicted him or wish to investigate him is utterly shameful. I accord the same presumption of innocence unless and until proven guilty by a court of law to Abba as I do to Sunday and Nnamdi. I refuse to apply the rules and the law selectively. I refuse to allow my emotions to becloud my better judgement. I refuse to associate myself with any witch hunt or to be infected by a herd and lynch mob mentality.

This is because I have been a victim of such myself many times in the past and I know what it is like. We are all equal before the law and we must not apply it selectively or on a regional, religious or ethnic basis. It is Sunday, Abba and Nnamdi today: it could be you tomorrow.