Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has wondered why the Nigeria Police Force has declared his Spokesman, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, wanted, over a statement he authorized him to send out.
Afegbua revealed this to Newsmen, after he reported at the Abuja Police Headquarters, on Wednesday, in the company of his wife, Lawyer, and friends.
The ex-President’s Media Aide, said that when he was declared wanted by the Police, Babangida called him and asked if he was a criminal.
His words: “It will even interest you to know that when I was declared wanted on Channels TV and Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), my boss, IBB, was the one who called me and said, ‘why are they declaring you wanted? Are you a criminal? and we laughed over it.
“He also asked if I was on the run, and if I have been given an invitation, and he said, okay that is interesting. My boss said he heard on the news that they talked about defamation of character, and he asked whose character have you defamed?
“So, I am very much in touch with him, and I am not doing anything out of the blues. He is a man I have been with for the past 14 years as Spokesman. Even when I went to serve in my State, I was still very much in touch with him. I have said it before that I am part and parcel of him, we are family, and so, I do not have any cause to worry about anything.
“I am only here personally, because I was declared wanted. I am not on the run, I am not a fugitive to the law, and as a responsible Nigerian, I feel it was unwise on the part of the Police to declare me wanted, when I have not been formally invited. So, I am here to present myself. I am here with my wife, other family members, and my Lawyer”, he said.