The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally reacted to the latest arrest of the former Director General of Peter Obi’s presidential campaign council, Dr Doyin Okupe by the Department of Security Services (DSS)
GRASSROOT REPORTERS had reported that Okupe was arrested at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on his way to the United Kingdom.
The DSS had confirmed the arrest of Okupe in a statement by its Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya.
Afunanya said: “Doyin Okupe was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, this morning (Thursday) 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.”
Reacting to the interception of Okupe, EFCC said the DSS acted on a Watch-list request it issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
EFCC said in a statement:
“The Department of State Services, DSS, today, January 12, informed the Commission of the interception of Dr. Doyin Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
“The Service acted on a Watch-list request issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“The Commission was in the process of formally lifting the watch-list before his interception and will expedite action in this regard.”