Lawyer to Mr Kassim Afegbua, Mr Kayode Ajulo on Thursday morning asked the Department of State Security (DSS) to clarify the invitation it sent to his client to meet with the Director General, Alhaji Lawal Daura today .
Last night, Afegbua who is spokesperson for former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, said he received a telephone call from an official of DSS directing him to come to their office on Thursday ay 11-12pm to meet with the Director General.
Afegbua was cleared barely four hours earlier by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who declared him wanted over a press statement he released on behalf of Babangida.
Mr Ajulo’s letter, addressed to the Director General, DSS is shown below:
8th February, 2018
The Director General,
Department of State Security
Attn. Alh. Haliru (AD External Security)
RE: INVITATION OF PRINCE KASSIM AFEGBUA
We act as Solicitors to Prince Kassim Afegbua, hereinafter referred to as “Our Client” and on whose firm instruction we write you.
Our client, a renowned Journalist, former Commissioner of Information in Edo State, a patriotic and law abiding Nigerian only last night got information that he has an invitation to honour with the Director General of the State Security Service at the Department of State Service Headquarters, Abuja.
In availing us of the above development, we have accordingly advised our client and, true to character, he has indicated his readiness to honour the said invitation even as he expressed curiosity over the unusual invitation, especially coming on the heels of recent events pertaining to the discharge of his duty to his principal, General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR.
Our client’s concerns are wary and valid, as very little information has been availed him on the context of the said invitation.
While bound by his sense of duty as a citizen of Nigeria, and with a clear conscience eager to meet with your Director General in due course, we must on his behalf demand that the shroud of ambivalence surrounding his invitation be quickly cleared.
This is achievable by extending a verified formal invitation, whose content should specify the reason(s) for his invitation.
Accept please the assurances of our high esteem.
For: Kayode Ajulo & Co. Castle of Law
Dr. Kayode Ajulo