Sacked DSS DG released from custody, passport seized

Sacked DSS DG released from custody, passport seized

Lawal Daura, the sacked director-general of Department of State Security Services (DSS), has been released from detention. According to Premium Times,

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Lawal Daura, the sacked director-general of Department of State Security Services (DSS), has been released from detention. According to Premium Times, he was released from a guest house run by the State Security Service (SSS) in Gwarimpa area of Abuja on Wednesday evening, but his passport was confiscated.
“He was given his phones and released to go, but his international passport was taken from him,” a source was quoted to have said.

Daura was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo following the siege laid to the national assembly by operatives of the DSS on Tuesday morning. Lawmakers were prevented from gaining access into the national assembly which fuelled speculations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was plotting to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki. After his arrest, Daura was reportedly taken to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility in Guzape neighbourhood, Abuja, where he was quizzed.

The DSS under his leadership was accused of arbitrary arrest, intimidation and disregard for the rule of law. Matthew Seiyefa, a director of the Department of State Services (DSS) from Bayelsa state, has been appointed as acting director-general of the service.