Kassim Afegbua, the spokesperson to former president Ibrahim Babangida has advised the Nigerian police to stop playing politics that he is not on the run
Mr. Afegbua disclosed this via a statement from his lawyers, Kayode Ajulo & Co. in Abuja to Premium Times. The statement noted that Afegbua was a well-known journalist and was a cabinet member of Edo State Government with a known address in Benin, Edo State and Abuja, yet he was not on notice of the police invitation whatsoever, before the purported publication declaring him wanted.
The statement hinted that there are spelt-out procedures for declaring a person wanted by the police. The police or other law enforcement agencies can declare a person wanted if they find reasons to do so, particularly if the person is a suspect in the commission of a crime and is on the run.
The statement maintained that the public was fully aware that Afegbua was discharging his duty to his principal, General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR and cannot by any stretch of the imagination be said to have committed a crime that warrants such negative publicity. Neither is he on the run.
The statement added that Afegbua remains undeterred by the desperate efforts of some individuals to intimidate him and bend his will and rights against the Constitution provisions, framework of Nigeria Police Force Act and the laws of the land.