- The leadership of the Labour Party has expressed disappointment with the actions of the Department of State Services
- Peter Obi's party in a recent interview described the arrest of Doyin Okupe by the DSS as an 'embarrassing wrongdoing'
- Meanwhile, the former DG, Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Okupe was picked at the airport by the EFCC in the early hours of Thursday and was later released
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The Labour Party has described the arrest of its former Director General, Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Doyin Okupe by the Department of State Services (DSS) as embarrassing wrongdoing.
The party, in an interview, said the arrest was unwarranted given the fact that it is public knowledge that DR. Doyin Okupe met with the conditions of his release after his conviction over money laundering.
Labour Party reacts to Okupe's arrest
Chief spokesman of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LPPCC), Yunusa Tanko stated this in a phone interview, with The Nigerian Tribune.
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According to Tanko,
“I can confirm to you that Dr Doyin is fine, he left Awolowo way the DSS facility moments ago and the DSS have apologized to him for the error they have done in re-arresting him.
“For us, we felt this is an embarrassment for somebody who has already paid for the accusation which was levelled against him at the federal high court because if he had something left, he would not have left the premises of the court as a free man.
“This was orchestrated to embarrass him, the DSS has apologies to him, which I can confirm to you directly, that he is freed and he is proceeding on his Journey.”
Dr Doyin Okupe was convicted of money laundering which led to his resignation as the Director General of the Labour Party campaign council.
EFCC releases Okupe, apologizes to Labour Party chieftain, gives reason
Doyin Okupe, a strong ally of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential flagbearer, has confirmed that he was detained on Thursday morning, December 12.
Okupe disclosed the development on his Twitter page shortly after the news of his arrest by the Department of State Service takes over the media.
Fresh Trouble Arises For Okupe As DSS Arrests Peter Obi's Ally At Lagos Airport, Details Emerge
Doyin Okupe, an ally of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Labour Party chieftain was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday, January 12.
According to the DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, Okupe was arrested at the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Terminal 1 of the airport.