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BREAKING: Former Peter Obi’s campaign DG Doyin Okupe arrested at Lagos airport

The immediate past Director General of the Labour Party presidential campaign, Doyin Okupe has reportedly been arrested by the Department of States Service, DSS at the Muritala Mohammed Airport Lagos.

This was disclosed on Facebook by one of his lawyers, Tolu Babaleye, on Thursday.

According to him, Okupe was on his way to London.

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

The lawyer demanded the immediate release of his client.

“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 at 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.

Recall on Monday, December 19, 2022, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge of an Abuja federal high court, sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment with the option to pay N500,000 fine on each of the counts — totalling N13 million.

Doyin Okupe was later released barely twenty-four hours after paying N13 million as a fine for breaching the Money Laundering Act.

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