- Kazzim Afegbua, spokesman of former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, says some people are after his life
- The spokesperson said his life was being threatened since he issued a statement on behalf of IBB dvising President Mohammed Buhari not to seek re-election come 2019
- He lamented that he was still at loss on these sequence of events on an offence he knew nothing about since
Kazzim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President, Ibrahim Babangida has raised an alarm that his life was being threatened since he issued a statement on behalf advising President Mohammed Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
The embattled spokesman disclosed this on Friday, February 9, after he emerged in company of his lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo from the headquarters of the Department of the State Services (DSS) Abuja, Tribune reports.
”My life is in danger right now
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” Consequently am surrendering my life to the government, in the last one week, I gone through a lot, including my Children, the Police declared me a wanted man for just no course, later the Dss invited me on the same flimsy excuse to come on Thursday, I honoured the invitation And upon it, I spent seven hours with my lawyer without seeing their boss and I was asked to come back today
” Today again, I spent almost two and half hours before my interrogators came and led me to a conference room where they Confronted me first, for the statement I issued on Sunday on behalf of my boss over 14 years, former President Ibrahim Babangida, in which he advised President Buhari not to seek for re-election come 2019 and reaffirmed of being the author on the instruction of my boss , they asked me to put it in writing which I did
” They brought the second statement refuting the original statement I signed and I told them that I knew nothing about it, they also asked me to put it in writing and I did just that
” Later, they asked me to provide my bank account number, the number of my International Passport, my residential address and many other details about myself
“However, they said that what they were doing about my case was normal, they said that once such two conflicting statements are coming from such a personality like a former President, they have the responsibility to investigate it and get to the root of the matter.
“Thereafter, they asked me and my lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo to go, that the atmosphere was very friendly and as well cordial,” he said.
Faegbua lamented that he since former president Babangida had not come out to disown him or the statement in question, he should not have been treated this way.
” I also want to point out here, that since on Sunday, I have been receiving series of abusive and offensives text messages on my phone challenging me to come out of my hiding if am a man, threatening to deal with him for daring to ask Buhari not to seek re-election come next year.
“All these put together, I come to a conclusion that my life is in danger and based on this, am surrendering my life to the government. “.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Kayode Ajulo, Kassim Afegbua's attorney, demanded the Department of State Security (DSS), to explain the reason for and the content of the invitation to the spokesman to the ex-military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida.
This was contained in a letter said to be have been received by the Daily Post on Thursday, February 8, from the chamber, the same date Afegbua was asked to appear at the agency's office.
The DSS had invited Afegbua on Wednesday, February 7, for a chat with its director-general, Lawal Musa Daura.
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