Doyin Okupe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited Doyin Okupe, a former senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for allegedly receiving N100m from embattled former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.).

Aside allegedly receiving money from Dasuki, the former presidential aide is also accused of receiving dubious contracts to the tune of N76m from a local council in Niger State.

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However, Okupe said he was invited by the EFCC for cybercrime, stalking and alleged hate speech.

He said EFCC officials stormed his Lagos home on Saturday and attempted to take him to their office but he resisted.

Okupe said, “The EFCC just stormed my house in Ilupeju Lagos asking me to follow them. No letter. No letter of invitation; no warrant. Saturday!

“The men from the EFCC left my house finally after I promised them that I would be in their office on Monday.

“The officers finally agreed to leave on the promise I would see them on Monday. Offence: cybercrime.”

The Punch reports that the acting spokesman for the EFCC, Tony Orilade, said Okupe was invited for alleged fraud and not for hate speech.

Orilade said contrary to Okupe’s claims, when detectives got to his house, he did not make himself available.

“When our men got to his house, he was said not to be around. We left a message asking him to report on Monday. He is being investigated for alleged fraud and not cybercrime.”

Okupe had admitted publicly that he received N100m from Dasuki based on Jonathan’s instructions.

Okupe, who served as Jonathan’s spokesman from 2012 to 2015, added that he received N10m monthly from Dasuki to pay salaries and run a weekly programme on NTA.