IG Of Police Reportedly Orders Arrest Of IBB’s Media Aide Over Anti-Buhari Statement

The arrest of Kassim Afegbua, a media adviser to former President Ibrahim Babangida, has been reportedly ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the statement he issued on behalf of his boss to President Muhammadu Buhari, The Independent exclusively reports.

Recall that in a statement issued on Sunday, Afegbua, allegedly on behalf of Babangida, quoted him as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari should not seek for re-election in 2019.

But in a swift reaction, the former Military President denied issuing the statement calling on Nigerians to disregard the earlier statement by Afegbua.

A Presidency source who confirmed the development on Sunday, said: “the IGP has ordered for the arrest of Kassim Afegbua for issuing a fake statement.

He was advised to submit himself to the Force Headquarters in 24 hours or face arrest.”

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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