‘You are very stupid. Do you know who I am?’, Fani-Kayode charges at Daily Trust’s reporter


Former Aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode last Thursday threw caution to the winds as he charged at a reporter with the Daily Trust, describing him as very stupid and rude.

The verbal assault occured at a press conference that took place in Cross River State, following a tour embarked on by the ex-minister.

In a video that is making the rounds on the social media today, an enraged Fani-Kayode called the reporter a small mind, querying: ‘Do you know who I am?’.

He vilified the journalist for asking him if he was bankrolled for the tour he’s making.

“What type of stupid question is that?

“Do you know who you are talking to?

“I will not take any question from this man?

“Which bankroll, to do what, who can give me money for anything?

“I could see from your face before you got here how stupid you are.

“You have a small mind, very small mind.

“Don’t judge me by your own standard.

“I have been in politics since 1990.

“I am not one of these politicians…

“I have been locked up by this government,

“I have been persecuted more than most of the politicians you follow for brown envelope.

“I spend, I don’t take.

“I am not a poor man, I have never been and I will never be.

“Bankroll who, a former minister, a lawyer?

“Don’t ever try it with me again, look at me very well.

“I will hit you hard [If you try it again].

“And if any person sent you to ask that question and gave you brown envelope, go and tell them you got more than they bargained for.

“[You are] very rude.

“That is not the standard of Daily Trust at all and I will report you to your publisher.

“Somebody has been on the road for how long and you are coming to ask this question, very stupid.”


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