The Nigeria Police Force has apologised to Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of Nigeria’s former military dictator, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, for declaring him wanted.
The apology was tendered on Wednesday when Afegbua went to the Force Headquarters to turn himself in after he was declared wanted by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood.
Afegbua, in the company of his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, was told by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the IGP Monitoring Team that it was a mistake on their part.
Afegbua was informed that the police only wanted to ascertain if there were two different statements in IBB’s name.
Ajulo confirmed the meeting to the Eagle Online. When asked if the case already instituted against Idris, Moshood, the Police Force and two others would be withdrawn, he said: “I am only a lawyer, I wait for instructions.
The controversial statement had gone viral with criticisms and applauds by Nigerians. Yesterday Mr. Afegbua had sued the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and some media houses.
Afegbua, through the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/129/2018 and which was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, asked for N1bn as damages for the breach of his fundamental human rights.