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Okupe Released, DSS Acted on 2016 Watchlist -EFCC

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The former DG of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Confirming his release in a social media post on Thursday afternoon, Okupe said he was arrested in error by the Department  Of States Services (DSS) before he was handed over to the EFCC.

His tweet read “I was arrested & detained @ the MMIA, Lagos this morning, 12th Jan on my way to the UK for medicals; years after my passport had been withheld by the FHC Abuja. I just left the EFCC office where Snr Officers in Lagos & Abuja apologised to me for the error. OCCUPATIONAL HAZZARD abi?”

Subsequently, A statement from the Head, Media & Publicity of the EFCC Wilson Uwujaren said that DSS 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.

Uwujaren in the statement said that the Commission is in the process of formally lifting the watchlist before his interception and will expedite action.


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