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My arrest by DSS was done in error – Okupe

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Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe, erstwhile Director-General of Mr Peter Obi presidential campaign council, has stated that his rearrest by the Department of State Service on the request of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, was erroneous and should not have happened.

Okupe who was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Thursday morning said his passport had long been seized by the Federal High Court Abuja even before finding him guilty of violating sections of the Money Laundering Act that attracted two and a half years imprisonment.

The former former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan added that the officers of the EFCC in Lagos and Abuja have apologised for the error in his arrest.

While recounting his ordeal, Okupe through his official Twitter handle said, “I was arrested and detained at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this morning, January 12, on my way to the UK for medicals, years after my passport was withheld by the FHC, Abuja.

“I just left the EFCC office where the senior and younger officers in Lagos and Abuja apologised to me for the error.”


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