I Have Heart Problem, Please Don’t Detain Me, Okupe Tells EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed a fresh grilling of Dr. Doyin Okupe, who was a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He however told the EFCC not to detain him because he has a heart problem.INFORMATION NIGERIA bring to you in this piece the full details.
Okupe was questioned over alleged N162million illicit payments to him and his companies by a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and Chanchaga Local Government in Niger State.
But the former presidential spokesman pleaded with the EFCC not to detain him because he has a heart problem.
Although the anti-graft agency admitted Okupe to bail on compassionate ground, he was mandated to be reporting at intervals.
According to a top source, Okupe had been reporting to the anti-graft agency after he was initially interrogated on June 22, 2016.
The source said: “He has been coming to the EFCC over fresh allegations bordering on illicit payments received from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, as well as strange payments to his companies by a council in Niger State.
“He was quizzed over N50million which he collected in cash from the former NSA without record or accountability.
“Another company that is linked to Okupe, Abraham Telecoms Limited, allegedly received N35.5million from the NSA through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“He has not been able to explain the receipts and has been asked to be reporting at intervals.
“The reason he is not detained is because he claimed to have a heart condition and presented a medical report to back the claim”.
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