The media aide to former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, would present himself to the police on Wednesday, his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has said.
The lawyer in a statement on Tuesday morning explained that his client was not invited by the police before he was declared wanted by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday.
He stated that Afegbua has been “advised of his rights and remedies available to him, as a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria, he has elected to make himself available to the police on Wednesday once he returns from his trip.”
The IG had ordered Afegbua’s arrest for “making false statements, defamation of character, and for an act capable of inciting public disturbance.”
The order for the arrest of the former journalist followed two statements purportedly written by the former military dictator, which bordered on the 2019 elections, herdsmen/farmers’ crisis and other issues plaguing the nation.