Daura Released From House Arrest
The sacked immediate past director general of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, has been released from custody.
The international passport of the former secret police boss was however seized from him, Naija News learnt.
Premium Times confirmed that Daura was released from house arrest Wednesday evening where he had been kept since he was sacked on Tuesday on the orders of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
“He was given his phones and released to go,” a source said. “But his international passport was taken from him.”
Daura was removed from office over allegations that he ordered the siege on the National Assembly complex by DSS operatives who prevented lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly from carrying out their official duties for several hours.
Reports also have it that he was asked to be kept in custody pending investigations that he had carried out orders beyond his brief, which was capable of betraying the nation’s security.
He was initially reportedly held at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility in Guzape, Abuja, where he was grilled on several actions he took during his time as the DSS boss.
Later on, security sources informed that the top spy chief was moved to one of the guest houses operated by the DSS around the Federal Capital Territory. Specifically, he was detained at a building in Gwarinpa, a massive residential community filling the northwestern corridor of the capital.
It was not immediately clear where Mr Daura is currently putting up, but security sources said he would not be able to go into hiding, given the intensity of surveillance already placed on him.
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