Updated: Okupe Nabbed By DSS At Lagos Airport •I’ve Been Release From Custody, Okupe


Dr. Doyin Okupe, the former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

One of Okupe’s lawyers, Tolu Babaleye, stated this on Facebook today. Babaleye said Okupe was on his way to London when he was arrested.

He claimed that the DSS asked him to provide court processes where he paid the fine option following his money laundering conviction by a Federal High Court, Abuja.

“The reason according to source is that he was asked to produce evidence that the Federal High Court Abuja has freed him from the case in which he was convicted and paid fine to the knowledge of the whole world and was allowed to go home.

“When will this harassment stop? Who is after Dr. Okupe? As of today, the man has no case to answer, I hereby demand that the DSS should release my client immediately as this is a violation of his freedom of movement, right to liberty and dignity of human person. This is unfair as the man’s health is fast failing,” he stated.

Efforts by The Nation to reach the DSS Spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report.

I’ve Been release from EFCC custody, Okupe

The former Director-General of the Labour Party(LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, has been released.
Okupe was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday morning at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Spokesman of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, who confirmed the arrest, said Okupe was arrested at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and handed over to them.
But Okupe in a tweet few minutes ago, confirmed his release from EFCC custody.

He tweeted: “I was arrested & detained @ the MM int airport, Lagos this morning 12th Jan on my way to UK for medicals, yrs after my passport was withheld by the FHC Abuja.I just left the efcc office where snr officers in lagos& Abuja apologized to me for the error. OCCUPATIONAL HAZZARD abi?”

Source-: Thenationonline