Labour Party has described the arrest of its immediate-past Presidential Campaign Council Director Generall, Dr Doyin Okupe as an embarrassment.
Premium Politics reported that Okupe was arrested by the Department of the State Services at the Muritala airport Lagos on his way to London for medicals.
Reacting to the development, LP’s Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, said the arrest was a deliberate move to embarrass the former Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan.
“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.”
It would be recalled that Okupe resigned from his position recently, following his conviction by the court for illegal collection of money from the office of the National Security Adviser, under Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration.