The leader of the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who was arrested yesterday in Cotonou, Benin Republic has been released.
Mr. Dokubo was released after President Goodluck Jonathan personally intervened on his behalf with the Beninoise President Yayi Boni. His release was confirmed by Festus Keyamo, a civil rights activist and personal attorney to Mr. Dokubo.
It will be recalled that Dokubo, who once bragged openly that his arrest will lead to the demise of Nigeria spent 36 hours with the Beninoise gendarmes before his release around 1 AM Nigerian time today.
According to the information available, Goodluck Jonathan deployed a jet to ferry Mr. Asari to Abuja a few hours after his release.