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    EFCC to remove Doyin Okupe from watchlist 

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    Following his detention by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it will remove Dr. Doyin Okupe, the former director-general of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, from its watchlist.

    Wakadaily gathered that Okupe, who had been on the EFCC watchlist for about six years since 2016. Was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.

    Speaking on Okupe’s arrest by the DSS and his subsequent transfer to the EFFC, the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the EFCC would take immediate action to remove the former presidential aide from its watchlist.

    The spokesperson said: “Concerning the interception of Doyin Okupe, the DSS, today, January 12, informed the Commission of the interception of Dr. Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

    “The Service acted on a watchlist 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.”

    Wakadaily earlier report on December 19,  2022 that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, sentenced the Doyin Okupe, to two years in prison. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, convicted Okupe, for acting in breach of the money laundering Act.

     

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    Queen Ferry
    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited and also the CEO of Wakadaily. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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