I ‘ll surrender myself to police on Wednesday – IBB’s media aide


Prince Kassim Afegbua, embattled media aide of former President Ibrahim Babangida, who was declared wanted over the letter he issued on behalf of his boss to President Muhammadu Buhari, said he would surrender himself to the police on Wednesday.

Read also: IGP orders arrest of IBB’s media aide over statement against Buhari

Afegbua had issued the letter allegedly at the instance of IBB but on hitting the headlines it sparked controversy, prompting another letter to surface credited to the former military leader distancing himself from the first letter.

Following the rebuttal allegedly by IBB, the police accused Afegbua of making false statement and stoking anger, claims he has continued to deny.

In a teleghone interview he granted Television Continental on Tuesday morning, Afegbua absolved himself of any blame and promised to turn himself in to the police on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani has weighed in on the controversy.

In a post on the issue on his Facebook page, Senator Sani representing Kaduna Central hinted that he believed the letter Afegbua issued was authorised by IBB and represented the former President’s view about the administration of Buhari while the second statement was just to assuage bad feelings it generated.

He wrote: “The first statement carried the real message;the counter statement was simply phase in the drama. The message was fully delivered, while the recipient and the audience were left in suspense. A bullet covered with flowers.”


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