Kassim Afegbua, a spokesperson for former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has denied reports that he was invited by the police over a statement he signed on behalf of his principal.

There were reports that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had ordered the arrest of Afegbua over the statement he issued on behalf of his boss to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening.

“There’s nothing like that,” Afegbua, who had served as spokesperson for the former military ruler for over a decade, said on Monday afternoon.

“It’s a cooked up story.

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“Are presidential sources the Nigerian police?” Afegbua added in response to some national dailies, who cited an unnamed presidency source as informing them of the purported moves by the police to arrest him.

The police have kept mum about the arrest reports, which had been circulating since Sunday evening.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and Jimoh Moshood, the force spokesperson, have not reacted to the purported plan to arrest Afegbua.

Also, Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesperson, and Moses Nkombe, his counterpart in Edo State, both said they had no immediate details about any moves by the police to arrest Afegbua.

Afegbua was rattled on Sunday evening after another statement reportedly emerged from Babangida, countering the one he had earlier signed and distributed to the media

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