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Breaking:col A.K. Togun, IBB Security Aide Linked To Dele Giwa's Murder,is Dead by OuchDaddy(m): 7:13pm On Sep 30, 2013
Brigadier-General Ajibola Kunle Togun (rtd.), one time
deputy director of the State Security Service, SSS, has
passed on in his native Saki town in the northern edge of
Oyo State.
Mr. Togun, whose age could not be verified at the time of
filing this report, died a pastor early Monday, September,
30.
Details of the late officer’s death is also sketchy at this
time.
Rev. Togun came to national attention when he was linked
to the Oct 19, 1986 brutal murder of Dele Giwa by parcel
bomb.
Mr. Dele Giwa was co-founder of Newswatch Magazine,
Rev. Togun famously claimed that at an October 9,
1986 media parley for media executives and the then
newly created State Security Service, Dele Giwa and Alex
Ibru, founder and publisher of The Guardian newspaper,
who later became Minister of Internal Affairs from 1993 to
1995 during the military regime of General Sani
Abacha, purportedly reached a secret censorship
agreement with government. Under this presumed
agreement, the media was to report to the SSS before
publication any story with potential to embarrass the
government. No evidence of this claim was ever found,
except that it was a period in the then dictatorship of
General Babangida when media censorship was a key
challenge to the administration.
Rev. Togun and his then boss, Colonel Haliru Akilu,
director of the SSS, were close aides to then General
Ibrahim Babangida.
Brig-Gen. A.K Togun was later reported to have given an
interview to airport correspondents of the Guardian on 27
October 1986. In the said interview, Rev. Togun, when
asked about Dele Giwa’s murder and the suspicion that he
was killed by the Babangida administration, reportedly
said, ”…one person cannot come out to blackmail us. I am
an expert in blackmail. I can blackmail very well. I studied
propaganda so no one person can come and blackmail us
after an agreement…”.
Prolonged efforts by Dele Giwa’s lawyer, the late Gani
Fawehinmi, to prosecute Messrs Akilu and Togun in court ,
was unsuccessful.
In 2001, Messrs Babangida, Akilu and Togun declined to
testify before the Justice Chukwudifu Oputa-led national
human rights investigative commission about Mr. Giwa’s
murder.
The trio went to court and obtained an order restraining
the commission from summoning them to appear before it.
Justice Oputa said then that the commission had the power
to issue arrest warrants for the trio but decided against
this “in the over-all interest of national reconciliation”

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Re: Breaking:col A.K. Togun, IBB Security Aide Linked To Dele Giwa's Murder,is Dead by Annie2gud(f): 7:15pm On Sep 30, 2013
Hmmmm
Re: Breaking:col A.K. Togun, IBB Security Aide Linked To Dele Giwa's Murder,is Dead by Gondonu: 1:05pm On Feb 27
Togun, Colonel Frank Omenka, Almustapha all have this wicked in common.
Re: Breaking:col A.K. Togun, IBB Security Aide Linked To Dele Giwa's Murder,is Dead by capitalzero: 1:08pm On Feb 27
Amotekun man is dead. Gen Toogun of saki.

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