Commodore Kunle Olawunmi Not Wanted For Arrest -Military
Top sources in the military have said there is no intention to arrest a retired intelligence officer, Commodore Kunle Olawunmi over his allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is harbouring terrorists in his government.
Recall that Olawunmi had made the allegation during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.
Reports had had it that he was declared wanted by the military over his explosive revelations.
Debunking the reports, a senior officer said, “The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor recently went to the South West Zone and interacted with retired senior Officers as part of efforts to join hands in tackling security challenges in the country. These are avenues where such issues would have been discussed. I am not too sure the retired officer was there to make his contribution.
“Why should he be declared wanted and you are asking him to report on Tuesday next week as claimed. It is just propaganda to achieve publicity and paint a particular picture.
“In military tradition, if the officer was to be arrested, there is procedure for that. We have military police for the Army, Naval Police for Navy, Air Police for Air Force and there should be proper documentation on why he is to be arrested. Can someone show us one?
Speaking on the issue, Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyer said, “It’s fake news released to portray the Military in a bad light.
“He was only invited by concerned personnel who listened to him on Channels TV that if he knows so much then he can help provide information that would assist in the ongoing efforts to tackle the myriad of insecurity challenges.
“Warrants of Arrest are normally issued by Courts. If he is to be arrested then he won’t have been invited.
“It’s sad that Sahara Reporters is trying to twist the story.
“The retired senior officer is welcomed any day to share his information with the military.
“How can we be arresting retired military officers when we are asking them to support us in our task to deal with issues of insecurity?