Tolu Babaleye, counsel to Doyin Okupe, says the Department of State Services (DSS) should release his client immediately.
He posted on his Facebook page that Mr Okupe has no case to answer anywhere.
“The information reaching me now is that Dr. Doyin Okupe has been arrested at Lagos Airport by the DSS on his way to London.
“The reason according to the 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 a fine to the knowledge of the whole world and was allowed to go home. When will this harassment stop? Who is after Dr. Doyin Okupe?
“As of today, the man has no case to answer anywhere, I hereby demand that the DSS should release my Client immediately as it is a violation of his freedom of movement, right to liberty and dignity as a human person. This is unfair as the man’s health is fast failing!” Mr Babaleye said.
Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, said Mr Okupe was intercepted at Terminal 1 of the airport at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr Afunanya confirmed that Mr Okupe, who was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic airline, has been handed over to the EFCC.
“Doyin Okupe was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this morning at the instance of the EFCC. He has long been handed over to the Commission which requested the action. Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic,” the statement reads.
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