The minority leader in the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Thursday, denied the report that he was arrested by the Department of State Services.
The lawmaker representing Abia South senatorial district described the reports on social media as false and should be disregarded.
There had been reports that the senator was arrested at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja for wearing “The Dot Nation” T-shirt.
Abaribe, however, insisted that he was neither arrested nor accosted by DSS operatives.
The lawmaker media aide while speaking with Saharareporters said, “It’s not true, we are here in the office together, I’m with the senator here. Some guys are mismanaging social media because this thing pops up to remind them that he was arrested three years ago.”
“Three years ago, he was arrested, today is the anniversary of it. So somebody just quickly claimed he has been arrested. The senator is here in his office.”
This is coming a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari described the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a dot in a space with nowhere to run to.
“So that IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties. I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about,” Buhari had said.