The sacked immediate past director general of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, has been released from custody but his international passport of the former secret police boss was however seized from him.

It was confirmed that Daura was released from house arrest Wednesday evening where he had been kept since he was sacked on Tuesday on the orders of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.

“He was given his phones and released to go,” a source said. “But his international passport was taken from him.”

Daura was removed from office over allegations that he ordered the siege on the National Assembly complex by DSS operatives who prevented lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly from carrying out their official duties for several hours.

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