Sacked former Director-General of the Directorate of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura has been released from custody by intelligence authorities how have, however, confiscated his international passport.
Reports have it that Daura who was dismissed after operatives from his agency laid siege to the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 6, 2018, was immediately arrested and taken into detention where he was interrogated before he was released late on Wednesday night.
A security source who did not want his name mentioned said that Daura was released from a guest house run by the Department of State Services in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja where he was placed on house arrest since his sack.
After his arrest, Daura was initially taken to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility in Guzape neighbourhood, Abuja, where he spent time answering questions for his highly controversial tenure at the secret police.
Later on, he was moved to one of the numerous guests’ houses run by SSS 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.
The source said:
“He was given his phones and released to go. But his international passport was taken from him.”