Embattled former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, may face conspiracy charges after new revelations emerged in the ongoing investigation into the arms scandal.
A source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which is investigating Okupe for receiving N100million from embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. SamboDasuki (retd.), said the anti-graft agency was making new discoveries that contradict his claims.
For instance, the source said it has discovered that Okupe received N15million from the account of Destra Investment Limited, a company owned by the immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is on trial for allegedly receiving N400million from Dasuki.
Ironically, Okupe is one of the defence witnesses in the case against Metuh.
“Okupe came again (on Tuesday) as usual and we grilled him over the funds he has openly confessed to have received from Dasuki.
He claims to have spent all the money but we keep making fresh discoveries,” the source said.
“He received about N15millon from Destra Investment Limited owned by Metuh. Okupe is also one of Metuh’s defence witnesses.
Okupe had appeared before the Federal High Court to defend Metuh and
yet he, (Okupe) has confessed to receiving money from Dasuki and he also collected N15million from Metuh.
“When we confronted him with evidence, he was shocked and could not respond.”
As a result, the EFCC may charge Okupe for conspiracy alongside Metuh depending on the outcome of investigations.
“With this new revelation, it is possible that Okupe knew that Metuh’s N400million emanated from the ONSA, but went to court to defend Metuh in order to cover his tracks, having received N15million. We are still investigating the matter,” an EFCC investigator said.
Okupe had on May 19, 2016, told Justice Okon Abang that Metuh received N400million from Jonathan, but argued that the fund could not have emanated from the ONSA.
While defending Metuh, Okupe had said, “I am surprised to hear that the Office of the National Security Adviser was used to distribute money for
Jonathan’s presidential campaign.
However, the president could also use his tremendous goodwill to source funds to assist his party or help to execute special programmes.
“Besides, as the candidate for election, the President has immense capacity to raise funds as a candidate.
He did not use any government establishment as his so called -sponsor.”

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  • Mohammed

    HMMM, after exposing you guys , God will punish you right here on earth before the judgement day where denial will not be found in any dictionary.
    People are dying because of your greed, some lost eyes,ears legs,hands etc just because of greed, stealing money you don’t even need, haba!
    And irony is that if the looters are Muslims or Christians, you find them seating in the front row of the mosque or the church as the may be, empty with no God in mind but deceit,greed and shamelessness.
    May God continue to expose all the looters and may God give the masses the wisdom to know their enemies and stop killing themselves because of them.