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Ex-Peter Obi’s DG Okupe, confirms release from DSS custody

The Evangelist
January 12, 2023

The former Director-General of the Labour Party(LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, has been released.

Platinumpost had reported that 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 apologised to me for the error. OCCUPATIONAL HAZZARD abi?”

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