Prince Kassim Afegbua, the media adviser to former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the police after he was declared wanted Monday.
Mr. Afegbua is also requesting N1 billion in damages from the police, its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, and two media houses who carried the report, Premium Times writes.
The suit was filed by Mr. Afegbua’s legal representative, Kayode Ajulo, at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Ajulo joined the National Television Authority and Channels Television in the lawsuit for airing claims that Mr. Afegbua was a wanted man.
In the reliefs, Afegbua also seeks an immediate end to the alleged harassment being meted against him by the police.
This is the latest twist in the controversial statement released on behalf of Babangida by Afegbua Sunday detailing the shortcomings of President Muhammadu Buhari and calling for a change in leadership in 2019.
Shortly after the statement went viral, a counter press release credited to Babangida emerged claiming the earlier statement were the thoughts of Afegbua.
But Babangida has since beaten a retreat, saying he authorised the statement distributed by Mr. Afegbua.
This notwithstanding, the police, through its spokesman Jimoh Moshood, announced that Afegbua was a wanted man and should report at any of their stations in the country.
More to follow…