Kassim Afegbua, Spokesperson of Ibrahim Babangida, former Military President, who was declared wanted by the police over a statement he issued on Sunday, has sued for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.
Kayode Ajulo, Afegbua’s lawyer, filed a suit on Tuesday at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
In the suit, he demanded N1billion in damages from the police; Jimoh Moshood, Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), and two media houses.
The reliefs sought include an immediate end to “harassment” by the police.
Ajulo joined the National Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television in the lawsuit for airing claims that Afegbua was a wanted man.
the statement released by Afegbua on Sunday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari to take a rest at the expiration of his first term in 2019 and allow a younger generation of leaders take over.
But hours after the statement was released, a counter-press release, personally by the retired General, emerged.
Babangida later confirmed that he indeed authorised the initial statement distributed by Afegbua.
The development immediately threw the public into confusion, and reports surfaced Sunday night that police were looking for Afegbua.