Breaking: Doyin Okupe Regain Freedom After Arrest By DSS

Doyin Okupe

A chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Doyin Okupe has confirmed his arrest by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday morning.

Okupe, in a tweet, said he was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos when he wanted to catch a flight for a medical trip overseas.

He, however, said he has been released, adding that security agents “apologised” to him for “the error”.

Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic before he was apprehended by the secret police.

He was intercepted at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said in a statement on Thursday.

Afunanya also said the LP chieftain has been handed over to the anti-graft agency but the LP chieftain said hours later that he has been freed.

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The EFCC and the DSS have not commented on the release of the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Okupe was the director-general of the campaign of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi but resigned last December after a court in Abuja found him guilty of money laundering charges. He had paid off his fine and even attended the party’s rallies this year before his airport incident on Thursday.

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