President of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was released from the headquarters of the Department of State Security Services in Abuja after being interrogated for several hours.
Asari arrived at the headquarters of the DSS at 9.45 a.m. and released around 4pm. The news was confirmed by his personal assistant on Media matters.
"Yes, he was released. We are heading home now," Mr. Rex Asari said.The ex-militant was allegedly cautioned before his release.
It will be recalled that Dokubo-Asari was summoned to the DSS headquarters on Thursday morning over a number of earlier comments he made about the upcoming 2015 Presidential election.
Subsequently, the All Progressives Congress and an Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern, have asked the SSS to apprehend and interrogate Mr. Dokubo-Asari over his statements.
While Asari-Dokubo was still in the institution, the Deputy Director, Public Relations Department of State Services, Marilyn Ogar said:
"Asari-Dokubo is still with us. He is being interrogated. We invited him the same way we invited former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam el-Rufai.
"Asari-Dokubo honoured out invited but el-Rifai refused and instead insisting on warrant of arrest. El-Rufai was arrested but Asari-Dokubo was not arrested because he honoured our invited and he is now with us undergoing interrogation," she said.