DSS DG shifts Afegbua’s interrogation to Friday
Written by Henry on February 9, 2018
Kashim Afegbua, the spokesman for the former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd. ), will meet with the Director General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawan Daura, in Abuja on Friday (today).
Afegbua was at the national headquarters of the organisation which is located at the Asokoro District of Abuja on Thursday.
His visit was sequel to the invitation sent to him by the agency on Wednesday.
However, Afegbua, who arrived the headquarters of the security outfit with his lawyer, Mr. Kayode Ajulo, around 12.30pm and left around 6 pm, was unable to meet with Daura.
Another lawyer was said to have accompanied them.
Daura was said to be at a security meeting elsewhere, but had asked that Afegbua and his team should wait for him.
It was gathered that after waiting for about five hours, Ajulo said it would be unfair for them to be kept waiting for too long when it was evident that the DG might not return to the office early.
A security source said it was at this point that the operatives conferred within themselves and asked Afegbua to come back on Friday (today).
The source said, “The DG wanted to see the man (Afegbua) himself and that was why we kept him and his team waiting.
“We even crack jokes with them. We told them that the DG wanted to see Afegbua himself and that was why they waited for long hours.
“But after waiting for some hours, his lawyer suggested that they wanted to leave and return on Friday for the meeting. That’s what happened. The DG may lead the team of the interrogators. “
Ajulo told News men that he and Afegbua had actually left the DSS office, saying that they would return to the DSS headquarters on Friday.
He said before honouring the invitation, he had written a letter to the organisation, demanding to know why his client was being invited.
The lawyer said he was later told that the visit was not meant to detain his client, and that it was going to be a friendly chat.
He said,” We waited for hours at their office. But it was apparent that the DG was not going to be around because he was said to be attending a security meeting elsewhere.
“This was why we suggested to them that we could return the visit on Friday and the operatives later conferred within themselves and agreed. That’s how we left the office.”
Sources close to the security outfit told News men that Afegbua would be questioned on the directive he got from the former military dictator that made him (Afegbua) to issue a public statement on behalf of his principal that President Muhammadu Buhari should not contest in 2019.
Afegbua was also being investigated by the police on the same matter.
Shortly after issuing the controversial statement, another one was also issued, bearing the name of the former military dictator whose content was different from the one signed by Afegbua.
The retired general had however refused to openly identify with any of the statements.