Governor criticises police for declaring IBB’s spokesman wanted
Fayose also wondered why the police did not arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo when he released his statement weeks earlier.
Afegbua was declared wanted for allegedly making false statements, injurious falsehood, defamation of character and for act capable of inciting public disturbance, reports say.
The police spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood on Monday, February 5 2017, also asked the media aide to report to the nearest police station in the country.
In his reaction, Fayose said that the police should go after the Fulani herdsmen who have been killing people.
The Governor also wondered why the police did not arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo when he released his statement weeks earlier.
According to Daily Post, Fayose also said “Rather than trying to gag Nigerians and acting as if it has become laws unto itself, the police should go after the killer herdsmen and their collaborators.
“On whose complaints did the police declare Afegbua wanted? Did General Babangida lodge any complain against him? Was there anything in the statement released by him that Nigerians do not know before now? Is it not true that President Buhari has looked the other way while herdsmen were killing Nigerians?
“Which one should interest the police? Arresting those herdsmen and their collaborators that have killed thousands of Nigerians in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa, Ogun, Ekiti and other States or rushing to declare a Nigerians who only exercised his rights to freedom of expression wanted?
“Most importantly, why didn’t the police arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo when he released similar statement against President Buhari?
“That declaration by the police against Mr Afegbua is malicious, reckless, unlawful, unwarranted and against all democratic ethos. It should be withdrawn forthwith.”
IBB’s media aide sues police
The suit was filed his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Also joined in the suit, are: the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, the National Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television.
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