The Department of State Services (DSS) said Dr Doyin Okuoe, the former Director-General of Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation was arrested on the order of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Okupe was arrested at the Murtala Mohamed Airport, Lagos on his way to London for medical treatment.
His arrest was first announced by one of his lawyers, Tolu Babaleye.
DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, responding to the arrest said in a statement: “Doyin Okupe was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohamed International Airport, Lagos this morning at the instance of the EFCC.
“He has long been handed over to the Commission which requested for the action. Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic.”