The Department of Security Services (DSS) has arrested politician, Doyin Okupe.
Confirming his arrest to Oriental Times, the spokesperson of the security agency, Peter Afunanya, said Okupe was intercepted at Terminal 1 at the Murtala International Airport at the instance of the EFCC.
”He has long been handed over to the Commisson which requested for the action. Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic” Afunanya said
Recall that on Monday, December 19, a Federal High Court in Abuja found Okupe guilty of receiving over N200m cash from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
In the judgment delivered by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, the trial court held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, successfully established its case against Okupe, that evidence before it, established that he had in the discharge of his official duties as an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, accepted cash payments that were above the statutory threshold, without recourse to a financial institution.
Credit: Oriental Times