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PDP kicks as EFCC holds Okupe over ONSA funds
THERE were indications last night that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may apply for court order to detain Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for two weeks.
But there was pressure last night on the commission to allow Okupe to continue to enjoy administrative bail, which was granted him since June 22, 2016.
Okupe is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged N162 million illicit payments to him and his companies by a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and Chanchaga Local Government Area in Niger State.
According to findings, Okupe personally reported to the anti-graft agency on Monday for interrogation after a botched attempt to arrest him last Saturday.
It was learnt that the ex-presidential spokesman has been undergoing interrogation on his outstanding case in preparation for his formal arraignment in court.
The Nation, December 12, 2018
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