Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Abuja bomb blast: SSS picks Dokpesi
The IBB campaign group suffered a major setback yesterday as men of the State Security Services (SSS) arrested its Director-General and Chairman of Daar Communications, High Chief Aleogho Raymond Dopkesi.
His detention is believed to be in connection with the twin bomb blast that almost marred Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee independence celebrations in Abuja Friday.
According to top security sources, Dokpesi was being detained for interrogation by the security agencies following a revealing Short Message Service (SMS) text message allegedly sent to the Smartphone of one of the suspects in police custody, asking “if Dokpesi has paid the balance,” and another SMS “inviting another suspect to a meeting at the IBB campaign office.”
At the time of this report Dopkesi was still a guest of the SSS thereby fueling speculations that what was supposed to have been a normal invitation may be turning out to be an arrest. Daily Sun learnt that the arrest may not be unconnected with the ongoing investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the Independence Day bomb blast.
The source said, “this was said to have sent alarm signals across the nation’s security apparatus, since the suspect concerned is considered to be neck deep in the bombing plot.
Story By BEIFOH OSEWELE, Lagos and JULIANA TAIWO and JACOB EDI, Abuja