The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has invited Kassim Afegbua for a chat with its Director-General, Mr Lawal Musa Daura barely hours after he was cleared by the Nigeria Police after a two hours interrogation at the Force Headquarters , Abuja.
Afegbua’s attorney, Kayode Ajulo, confirmed the DSS invitation to newsmen Wednesday night, saying the meeting with DSS DG will hold on Thursday, February 8.
He said “Afeguba has just received a call from the DSS this evening indicating that he should come for a chat with the DG between the hours of 11am or noon on Thursday.”
He maintained no Nigerian can be intimidated or victimized under any guise for discharging their constitutionally assigned responsibilities.
“My client has right to legal entitlements which every other citizen should enjoy without fear of the government or other fellow citizens.
“These are rights which cannot be said to have been given to man by man but are earned by man for being a human because they are necessary for his continuous happy existence with himself, his fellow man and for participation in a complex society. Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is very clear about this”, Ajulo said.
Afegbua had on Sunday released a statement n behalf of General Ibrahim Babangida, a former military president, asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for a second term in 2019 in the interest of the nation. The statement accused him of incompetence and also decried the insecurity under his watch, saying it was time new breed of young leaders took over the running of the country.
Babangida finally confirmed that he authorised the statement issued by Afegbua.