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Doyin Okupe arraigned for N702 million ‘arms-gate’ fraud by EFCC

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Doyin Okupe has been arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Maitama by the EFCC, for a N702 million ‘arms-gate’ fraud.

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Doyin Okupe, who is a former Senior Special Assistant to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned on 59-count charge bordering on “money laundering and criminal diversion of funds” to the tune of N702, 000, 000 (Seven Hundred and Two Million Naira) only.

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One the charges reads;

“That you, Dr. Doyin Okupe, being the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan from July 2012 to May 2015, and being the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and a signatory to the bank account of Abrahams Telecoms Ltd, on or about the 3rd October, 2014 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, directly took possession or control of the sum of N35 million, transferred to the account of Abrahams Telecoms Ltd from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser with the Central Bank of Nigeria purporting to be for special services when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity”.

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The former Presidential media aide who was dragged to the court alongside two companies, Value Trust Investment Ltd and Abrahams Telecoms Ltd allegedly involved in the commission of the fraud, however pleaded not guilty to charges.

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Doyin Okupe was however granted bail in the sum of N100 million with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned to February 27, 28 and March 6, 2019 for trial.


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81 Comments

  1. These fat belle politicians knew nothing will happen to them see how he is happily smiling inside court.

  2. These fat belle politicians knew nothing will happen to them see how he is happily smiling inside court

  3. Nigeria is not growing because of all these greedy politicians.. See how fat he is and he doesn’t seem worried at all about the charges against him

  4. May God save Nigerians from the hands of this heartless politicians. He don chop our money belle full

  5. All this I feel is a way APC is trying to distract people not to focus on the forth coming election. Please focus on the main matter. Well done EFCC for fishing out Doyin. Collect the money back o

  6. The dude is still smiling well maybe because he knows the system and he is sure EFCC is just but a toothless dog now

  7. May God save us from this criminal politicians, he is not even ashamed of himself. Our money

  8. U can imagine the way he is smiling into the court bcos he knows that nothing will happen to him. God bless Nigeria

  9. So, APC wants to tell us Nigerians that is only PDP that is corrupt? What about those criminals that stole during PDP regime and defected to APC? APC has failed.

  10. But our judicial system is also corrupt, they always take long to persecute I pray that will not be the case now ooo

  11. See his pot belly. This is one of the men that jeopardized the lives of our gallant soldiers by diverting funds meant for the purchase of their arms and ammunitions. Chinua Achebe said in The Trouble with Nigeria, that Nigeria’s problems lies with the leaders. Buhari should also extend the tentacles against corruption into his ruling party.

  12. I am Tired of all this Even the money they recovered it’s no where to be found. I Just wonder where they re keeping the money. Anyways let him Face the law

  13. Good job from the EFCC, all those who are responsible for embezzlement of public funds in Nigeria will not go unpunished

  14. These fat belle politicians knew nothing will happen to him see how he is happily smiling inside court.God dey

  15. Politics in my dear country all politicians are looters if i was ask to give my opinion i should jailed them all

  16. Fighting corruption is good. But when the pot of corruption is in the kitchen, then there is not fair play. They anti-corruption fight is one sided.

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