The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has invited Mr Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, for a chat with its Director-General, Mr Lawal Musa Daura on Thursday, February 8.
This invitation came few hours after Mr Afegbua, in company of his wife and lawyer, voluntarily honoured Police invitation at Force Headquarters and was subsequently cleared of any wrong doing by the police authority Wednesday morning.
His lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, said Afegbua got a call from the DSS Wednesday evening indicating that he should come for a chat with the DG between the hours of 11am or noon on Thursday.
He said his client will honour the invitation even though he could not confirm the motive behind the invitation.
He however maintained no Nigerian can be intimidated or victimized under any guise for discharging their constitutionally assigned responsibilities.
His words: “My client has right to legal entitlements which every other citizen should enjoy without fear of the government or other fellow citizens. These are rights which cannot be said to have been given to man by man but are earned by man for being a human because they are necessary for his continuous happy existence with himself, his fellow man and for participation in a complex society. Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is very clear about this” Ajulo said.
Recall that on Sunday, Afegbua released a statement where Babangida, asked Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 but hours after the statement was released, a ‘counter press release’ emerged that purportedly had Babangida’s approval.
General Babangida later said he authorised the statement distributed by Mr. Afegbua.