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Monday, 5 February 2018

IGP orders arrest of IBB’s media aide over 'fake' statement

Prince Kassim Afegbua

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has reportedly ordered for the arrest of the media aide to former Pres. Babangida, Prince Kassim Afegbua for the statement he issued on behalf of his boss, TheNation reports.

Afegbua in a statement purportedly issued on Sunday on behalf of Babangida had quoted the former President saying that Pres. Buhari should not seek for reelection in 2019. 

But the former President, promptly denied issuing the statement. A Presidency source to the paper that the IGP has ordered for the arrest of Kassim Afegbua for allegedly issuing a fake statement. 

Afegbua was advised to submit himself to the force headquarters within 24 hours or face arrest. The media aide has however insisted that he had the permission of the former president to issue the statement credited to him.

Last night, Gen. Babangida’s son, Mohammed, told The Nation that Afeghua was not authorized to issue the statement, adding that his father would not issue a statement without reading through it thoroughly to ensure that it represents his opinion.

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