Kassim Afegbua, the media aide to former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has slammed a N1 billion suit on the Nigeria Police, its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood and two media houses.
The Police had declared Afegbua wanted n connection to a statement he issued on behalf of Babangida on Sunday.
In the statement, Babangida urged Nigerians not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Hours after the statement was released, a counter press release emerged that purportedly had Mr. Babangida’s approval. But Babangida later told ThisDay that he stood by the first statement issued by Afegbua.
Premium Times reports that Mr. Afegbua’s legal representative, Kayode Ajulo, filed the suit at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court Tuesday afternoon.
Afegbua wants N1 billion paid as damages and an immediate end to the alleged harassment being meted against him by the police.
Mr. Ajulo joined the National Television Authority and Channels Television in the lawsuit for airing claims that Mr. Afegbua was a wanted man.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had ordered Afegbua’s arrest immediately the counter statement surfaced. The conter statement has been proven to be fake but the police did not withdraw the arrest order. It went ahead to declare the spokesman wanted on Monday.