The media aide to former head of states, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, whose arrest warrant was issued by the Inspector General of Police over a statement which criticized the Buhari-led administration has sued the Nigerian Police for N1 billion.
Afegbua who was declared wanted for arrest despite claiming that the statement was authorized by his principal, a claim which IBB has debunked was reporetd to have filed the suit in protest of the alleged harassment and persecution by the Police.
The case which was filed in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/129/2018 before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday demanded the sum of N1 billion in damages for the breach of his fundamental human rights.
Those named as respondents in the suit include the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Moshood Jimoh, the Nigerian Television Authority and the Channels Televisions Limited.
Recall that the IG, Ibrahim Idris, has in a statement issued by Jimoh on Monday ordered the arrest of Afegbua for allegedly “making false statements, defamation of character and for an act capable of instigating public disturbance throughout the country.”