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I Was Wrongly Detained By The EFCC – Okupe

Doyin Okupe, the immediately preceding Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, has claimed that the Department of State Service’s decision to rearrest him at the request of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission was incorrect and shouldn’t have taken place.

Okupe, who was detained at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Thursday morning, claimed that the Federal High Court in Abuja had already confiscated his passport before finding him guilty of breaking the provisions of the Money Laundering Act that carried a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

The former Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan added that the officers of the EFCC in Lagos and Abuja have apologised for the error in his arrest.
Narrating the ordeal on his Twitter handle, Okupe wrote, “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.

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


Querying the action, he asked if it was an occupational hazard.

Meanwhile, ANAEDOONLINE.NG made an attempt to seek further clarification on the issue from Okupe but had yet to get a reply from the messages sent to his handle as of the time of filing this report.


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