28th August, 2021
Ex-Naval Officer, Navy Commodore Kunle Olawunmi has been declared wanted by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) over an interview granted to Channels TV, castigating President Muhammadu Buhari.
Olawunmi, in an explosive interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily programme last Wednesday alleged that some Boko Haram sponsors were still in the Buhari’s government and that nothing had been done to them.
He alleged that Buhari has a plan to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation, adding that some governors and senators were among those sponsoring Boko Haram.
Olawunmi said: “You remember this Boko Haram issue started in 2012 and I was in the military intelligence at that time. We arrested those people. My organisation actually conducted interrogation and they (suspects) mentioned names.
”I can’t come on air and start mentioning names of people that are presently in government that I know that the boys that we arrested mentioned. Some of them are governors now, some of them are in the Senate, some of them are in Aso Rock.
“Why should a government decide to cause this kind of embarrassment and insecurity to the sense of what happened yesterday (Tuesday attack on Nigerian Defence Academy)?”
Sources said the DIA had asked Olawunmi to come to its headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday with his international passport.
The Punch quoted DIA’s spokesperson, Major Afolashade Ojolowo, as saying that he had been on leave and could not confirm the development.
But the DIA has been quoted as saying it only invited Olawunmi to come to the agency to tell them who the sponsors of Boko Haram were.