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EFCC Question Doyin Okupe Over N162m Dasuki Money


Doyin-Okupe-600x300Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was recently questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC grilled Okupe following revelations from their investigations, that the he got N162m from the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki has been in court over allegations that he misappropriated funds meant for the purchase of arms for the military.

The anti-graft agency alleged that money was paid by the NSA into bank accounts of companies belonging to Okupe.

Daily Post reports that the former special adviser was granted bail on health grounds and asked to report to the EFCC office regularly.

An EFCC source confirmed the story saying “He has been coming to the EFCC over fresh allegations bordering on illicit payments received from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, as well as strange payments to his companies by a council in Niger State.

“He was quizzed over N50million which he collected in cash from the former NSA without record or accountability.

“We also got evidence that a company that is owned by him, Romic Soil Fix International Limited, received N63million from Chanchaga Local Government of Niger State and another N13.5m from the same council, for reasons that are not stated.”

The source also said “Another company that is linked to Okupe, Abraham Telecoms Limited, allegedly received N35.5million from the NSA through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

“The payments from the Chanchaga Local Government to Romic were made on November 21, 2014 during the PDP primary election and February 13, 2015, just before the general election.

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“He has not been able to explain the receipts and has been asked to be reporting at intervals.

“The reason he is not detained is because he claimed to have a heart condition and presented a medical report to back the claim.”

In January 2016, Doyin Okupe denied that he got contracts from the former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.