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Ex-Navy Commodore, Olawunmi was not declared wanted – DHQ



Former Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi granted a tell-all interview to Channels Television

The Defence Headquarters has refuted allegations that Commodore Kunle Olawunmi (rtd) was declared wanted by the Defence Intelligence Agency over his interview with Channels TV.

According to Major General Benjamin Sawyerr, the Director Defence Information, Olawunmi was simply invited to share intelligence with the Armed Forces of Nigeria on how to tackle insecurity in the country.

Maj Gen Sawyerr disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday.

The statement read: “Please gentlemen of the press. There is a Sahara reporters online news that The DIA has ordered for the arrest of Cdre Olawunmi rtd. This is false and not true.”


Sawyerr urged the public to disregard reports online, adding that a detailed statement on the issue will be released soon.

“You recall Olawunmi said he has privilege to lots of information during his media interview on Channels.

“He was only invited through text message to come over as a retired military officer to shed more light with the information that would assist the AFN to further fight against terrorism, insurgency and banditry.

“Also recall that the CDS has just concluded his tour of the 6 Geo-Political Zones where he solicited for the support and cooperation of retired military officers. Arrest of persons was not part of it.

“We are issuing a statement soon,” the statement added.

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