Daily Trust newspaper said its reporter in Cross River State, Eyo Charles did nothing wrong that could have warranted Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, to pour invective on him for asking a question at a press briefing.

The incident which happened on Thursday in Calabar was captured in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Mr Fani-Kayode, who was visibly angry, told the reporter he was “foolish” for asking him who “bankrolled” his tour of projects in Cross River and other states in the South-south.

The briefing, moderated by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesperson, Christian Ita, was meant for the former minister to talk to the reporters about his tour.

It was attended by reporters from Vanguard, Punch, NAN, AIT, and other media houses.

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Report Details

Report Type: Harassment
Location: Cross River
Victim: Eyo Charles
Affiliation: Daily Trust
Assailant: Femi Fani-Kayode