Just In: EFCC reveals why Doyin Okupe was arrested at Lagos Airport

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has said former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe was arrested at Lagos International Airport on Thursday morning by operatives of Department of State Services, DSS based on a watch-list request issued over six years ago.

The anti-graft agency, in a statement by Wilson Uwujaren said the watch-list request was issued on July 18, 2016 long before the recent conviction of Okupe for money laundering charges by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

However, EFCC said it was in the process of lifting the watch list after the conviction of Okupe and will now expedite the process following the interception of the former presidential aide on his way to London on Thursday.

See EFCC full statement below:

Interception of Doyin Okupe

The Department of State Services, DSS, today, January 12, informed the Commission of the interception of Dr. Doyin Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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The Service acted on a Watch-list request issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Commission was in the process of formally lifting the watch-list before his interception and will expedite action in this regard.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

12 January, 2022

Interception of Doyin Okupe

The Department of State Services, DSS, today, January 12, informed the Commission of the interception of Dr. Doyin Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The Service acted on a Watch-list request issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Commission was in the process of formally lifting the watch-list before his interception and will expedite action in this regard.111111111111111111

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

12 January, 2022

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