EFCC erroneously arrested me — Okupe

The former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, has stated that his arrest by the Department of State Service (DSS) at the request of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission was erroneous and should not have occurred.

Okupe, who was arrested at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday morning, said his passport had been withheld for a long time by the Federal High Court in Abuja, even before he was found guilty of violating sections of the Money Laundering Act, which 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 went on to say that EFCC officers in Lagos and Abuja have apologized for the incident.

Narrating the ordeal on his Twitter handle, Okupe wrote, “I was arrested and detained at the Murtala Muhammed 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.

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

 

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