Lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has asked the Department of State Security (DSS), to explain its invitation to Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman to ex-military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida.
DSS had invited Afegbua for a chat with its Director-General, Lawal Musa Daura, few hours after he honoured a similar invitation fromthe Nigeria Police which declaredhim wanted over a statement he issued on behalf of Babangida.
Afegbua was asked to appear at the DSS headquarters Thursday at noon but Ajulo has written, saying the DSS must provide “a verified formal invitation, whose content should specify the reason(s) for his invitation”.
Below is the full text of the letter:
8th February, 2018
The Director General,
Department of State Security
Attn. Alh. Haliru (AD External Security)
RE: INVITATION OF PRINCE KASSIM AFEGBUA
We act as Solicitors to Prince Kassim Afegbua, hereinafter referred to as “Our Client” and on whose firm instruction we write you.
Our client, a renowned Journalist, former Commissioner of Information in Edo State, a patriotic and law abiding Nigerian only last night got information that he has an invitation to honour with the Director General of the State Security Service at the Department of State Service Headquarters, Abuja.
In availing us of the above development, we have accordingly advised our client and, true to character, he has indicated his readiness to honour the said invitation even as he expressed curiosity over the unusual invitation, especially coming on the heels of recent events pertaining to the discharge of his duty to his principal, General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR.
Our client’s concerns are wary and valid, as very little information has been availed him on the context of the said invitation.
While bound by his sense of duty as a citizen of Nigeria, and with a clear conscience eager to meet with your Director General in due course, we must on his behalf demand that the shroud of ambivalence surrounding his invitation be quickly cleared.
This is achievable by extending a verified formal invitation, whose content should specify the reason(s) for his invitation.
Accept please the assurances of our highest esteem.
For: Kayode Ajulo & Co. Castle of Law
Dr. Kayode Ajulo