Lawyers to Kassim Afegbua, embattled spokesman to former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, has queried the rationale behind the invitation by the Department of State Services, DSS, extended to their client.
A statement signed by Kayode Ajulo and obtained by The Trent on Thursday, February 8, 2018, read;
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.