Adams Oshiomhole returns from US, reveals why he was arrested by DSS
Embattled APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole who traveled out of the country after he was interrogated by the DSS over allegations of collecting bribe during his party’s primary elections, has returned to Nigeria.
Adams Oshiomhole who gave an insight into why he was quizzed by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), said he “saw DSS only once and it was a conversation, not an arrest or detention”.
He said: “The conversation centred around APC primaries. The question now is whether or not it is the DSS job to interfere in a political party’s issues. And if there’s an allegation of corruption, it is the responsibility of EFCC and ICPC.”
The APC Chairman who stated that he was billed to travel abroad on Monday but postponed the trip for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, added that contrary to media reports, the DSS did not ask him to return the next day.
Adams Oshiomhole who also denied claims of being released on administrative bail, further said that Governor Yahaya Bello did not come to pick him up from the DSS office.
He said: “I was the one who called Yahaya Bello and he came but I drove home in my own car.”
He also berated PDP for calling on Interpol to arrest him, and for insinuating that he had fled the country over the matter.
He said: “What would they have said if it was the PDP chairman that was invited by DSS, for instance over the dollar bazaar at their Port Harcourt primary?
“They would have said democracy is under threat and would have fired a letter to the UN as they often ridicule themselves.”
The former labour leader alleged that “a few important members of APC may be conniving with PDP because they preferred the impunity of the PDP era”.