The Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has described as “concoction, falsehood from a diseased mind and lie from the pit of hell,” reports by an online publication that he stopped President Muhammadu Buhari from scrapping the notorious Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) even as young Nigerians took to the streets in protest of police brutality.
An online publication, edited by some leading investigative journalists had alleged that Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu would have announced the disbandment of the notorious FSARS on Friday but was prevailed upon by Adesina “not to surrender to Twitter warriors.”
In a swift response titled “Evil People Ascribing Fake Stories To Me,” Adesina denied ever making any comments on the saga because it was not within his brief. He said: “ While the FSARS saga lasted, I did not say a word on it, whether publicly or privately. Why? It was not within my brief, it rested sorely on the Nigeria Police Force, which has its own spokesman.
“For the online publication to have cooked outright falsehood against me shows the riot that is going on in that space, in the name of journalism.
“The brain behind that blog had always twisted stories against me and his former employers would testify that I have officially reported him about twice, till I then declined to grant him interviews again.
“The publication should be treated as what it is: lie from the pit of hell. A concoction, falsehood from a diseased mind, bent on causing disaffection against other people.”