The police yesterday declared Kassim Afegbua, former military president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s spokesman, wanted.
This is in connection with the controversy over Sunday’s statements by the former leader on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Two statements were issued within hours – both credited to Gen. Babangida – on the performance of the Federal Government under Buhari.
The first, issued on his behalf by Afegbua, quoted Gen. Babangida as asking President Buhari to be prepared to step down on completion of his first term in 2019.
The second with Babangida’s name, which disowned the first statement, rather cautioned the political class against finding “freedom as an avenue for eroding democracy by antics of hate speeches under the guise of religion”, adding that “this trend of pitching political class and the people against one another is unhealthy and must be discouraged by all and sundry.”
But Afegbua said he stood by his statement.
Yesterday, police spokesman Jimoh Moshood told a The Nation reporter that Afegbua had been advised to report immediately to the nearest police station.
Today - 7th of February, 2018, Afeguba has reported at the police headquarters in Abuja for interrogation.
He granted a brief interview to journalists before entering the office premises of the security outfit.