Chief Raymond Dokpesi was today quizzed by the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja. He was earlier of Friday detained by the Department of State Service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja upon his return from a medical trip to Dubai.
Dokpesi, who is standing trial for receiving N2.1 billion from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was released after an hour of interrogation.
A source said the politician was asked to produce his passport for scrutiny. He, however, told his interrogators that his passport was in the custody of the court which granted him bail in his trial.
“He told them he returned his passport to the court on return from Dubai as directed by the trial judge but the interrogators were unimpressed. They suggested he should retrieve it and submit it to immigration because it is a property of the federal government.”
The Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, who escorted Dokpesi out of the premises restrained journalists from interviewing him.
The AIT boss, however, said he had nothing to say at the moment as the reason for his interrogation is over.
Dokpesi is facing a six-count charge of money laundering at the Federal High Court, Abuja.