The Department of State Service, DSS, on Friday released former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh.
Confirming Umeh’s release, the party’s Deputy Secretary, Chief Jerry Obasi further claimed that the arrest was politically motivated.
The APGA Chieftain was on Thursday picked up at Awka, Anambra State from where he was taken to the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
Umeh, a former chairman of APGA is the party’s candidate for the postponed Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run election. He is being accused of sponsoring pro-Biafra groups.
His media aide, Mr. Stan Okeke, who earlier confirmed the arrest to journalists alleged that it was sequel to a petition by Senator Uche Ekwunife, former Governor, Peter Obi and one other Anambra politician.
According to Okeke, Umeh is being accused of sponsoring recent pro-Biafra activities.
He, however, denied reports that Umeh was handcuffed and flown to Abuja, stressing that, “they are still driving with him to Abuja. The picture will be clearer tomorrow ( today)”.