Doyin Okupe, reportedly, arrested at Lagos Airport


Doyin Okupe

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Information reaching us at The DEFENDER has it that a chieftain of Labour Party (LP), Dr. Doyin Okupe, has been arrested.

Okupe, according to Channels Television online, was arrested by security agents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday January 12, 2023.

Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic before he was stopped by the agents.

He was the director general of the campaign of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.

He resigned in December after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja on December 19, 2022 found him guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, ruling that his action violated the Money Laundering Act.

The court held that Okupe was guilty in counts 34, 35, 36, and 59 and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine.

Details later…

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