Asari Dokubo released after six hours in SSS custody

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The State Security Service has released the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, after six hours of interrogation. The former warlord was cautioned and allowed to go home.

Asari, who arrived at the headquarters of the SSS in Abuja at 9.45am was quizzed for hours and released around 4pm.

Dressed in a striped blue and white short-sleeved attire, Asari was accompanied by a lawyer from Festus Keyamo chambers, a former chairman of Asari Toru council of River State, Aroloyeteim Brown, some chiefs from the Niger Delta and some members of NDPVF.

Asari was allowed into the security agency’s premises with his lawyer and Brown.

The ex-militant was invited by the SSS, following his alleged inflammatory statements in connection to the 2015 election, in which he stressed in unequivocal terms that there will be bloodshed, if President Goodluck Jonathan was not re-elected.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) had demanded that Department of State Service (DSS) arrest Asari-Dokubo and described as reckless, irresponsible and totally condemnable the alleged threat by Mujahedeen Asari-Dokubo to levy war against Nigeria even if President Goodluck Jonathan is defeated even in a free and fair election in 2015.

”There is no better test of the fairness, non-partisanship and professionalism of the SSS than this Asari-Dokubo’s threat to levy war on his own country. If Asari-Dokubo is not above the laws of the land, he must be hauled before the SSS, just like the service did to our Deputy National Secretary, to explain his statement,” APC said

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  1. It is extremely important not to reduce the non-sectional and general acceptability of this performing Presidency to crass libertarianism which promotes anarchism as a political ideology.

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