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Kassim Afegbua storms DSS, honours invitation

ABUJA—Barely 24  hours after Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, honoured the invitation of the Police over the statement he issue on behalf of his principal on Sunday, he, Thursday stormed office of the  Department of State Services, DSS, having been verbally invited by the agency.

Prince Kassim Afegbua

Afeguba arrived the DSS headquarters in Abuja at about 12:46pm, in the company of eight lawyers.

He had received a verbal invitation from the DSS on Wednesday, and promised to honour it Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what transpired between him and the DSS

Afegbua had already filed a fundamental rights proceeding at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court against the police.

The suit, which seeks up to N1 billion in defamation and harassment damages, was filed on Tuesday, a day after the police declared him wanted for allegedly issuing a false statement that could incite the public into violence.

Mr. Afegbua, a longtime spokesperson for Babangida, distributed a statement critical of President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of his principal on Sunday.

Hours after the statement dominated the headlines, a counter-statement that was reportedly signed by  Babangida was sent out, causing instant confusion in the public.

Afegbua also told the media how he sat with  Babangida to draft the statement, which decried Buhari’s handling of killings across the country and proposed the emergence of a younger candidate to take over from him (Buhari) in 2019.

Still, the police declared  Afegbua wanted on Monday night, asking him to report at their headquarters in Abuja.

Afegbua turned himself in at the Force Headquarters on Wednesday morning, but was released without charges after being questioned for only 25 minutes.

 


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