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EFCC rearrest Okupe, to arraign Monday

By News desk

Apparently to fast-track prosecution, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested and detained former presidential adviser, Dr Doyin Okupe.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain was rearrested on Friday for possible arraignment

Okupe, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), confirmed his arrest to newsmen on Friday.

He disclosed that he was detained and would be arraigned next on Monday next week, as against earlier scheduled date, January 18.

Okupe, who faulted the change of date for his arraignment by the anti-corruption agency, stressed that EFCC made the change without consultation with his lawyers.

He said his lawyers were only informed about the alteration in the date on Friday evening.

In December last year, the PDP chieftain claimed that some EFCC operatives stormed his residence in Lagos and confronted him with an allegation of cybercrime.

He also alleged that the operatives asked him to follow them to their office without a warrant for his arrest and he declined to follow them.

Instead, Okupe said he offered to visit the office of the anti-graft agency.

Okupe was later taken into custody by the EFCC and questioned over allegations of financial fraud and other activities in his office during the previous administration.

He was held for several days until his case was charged to court.

The anti-graft agency also confirmed the development to in a telephone interview.

It explained that Okupe was being charged for corruption and would be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja next week.

 

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