EFCC strikes to nail Doyin Okupe over N100m from Sambo Dasuki
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on Friday on the Federal Excessive Court docket Abuja submitted more paperwork in proof towards Doyin Okupe, which had been admitted by the courtroom.
Okupe, a former Senior Particular Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, is being prosecuted by EFCC on a 59-count cost for allegedly receiving cash from the previous National Safety Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and rendering no providers.
On the resumed trial, Mr. Hassan Saidu, the third prosecution witness who was led in proof by Mr. Ibrahim Audu, submitted paperwork, together with account opening package deal for an account in Zenith Financial institution, a press release made by Okupe and different paperwork.
Saidu advised the courtroom that following intelligence report relating to misappropriation by Okupe, he was invited to the EFCC workplace and interviewed.
“We invited him in June 2016 to our workplace and interviewed him in respect of the funds he acquired from the workplace of the National Safety Adviser (NSA) that was tagged “particular providers”.
“Okupe mentioned the cash he acquired; N50 million, N35 million, N15 million and subsequent N10 million severally was used to arrange his workplace, pay workers salaries and pay for a programme on NTA known as perception, Saidu advised the courtroom.
”After we requested him the place the directions that led to the cost of all of the monies got here from, he claimed that there was a request that was authorized by the previous president to the NSA to impact the cost,” he mentioned.
The witness, nonetheless, added that Okupe couldn’t produce proof of the mentioned request.
Saidu additionally advised the courtroom that upon additional investigations, the company couldn’t hyperlink any disbursement to cost of workers salaries.
He additionally mentioned that the one receipt Okupe may produce when requested for receipts of all of the issues he claimed he used the cash for was one in every of N120,000 paid to Infinity Safety Companies.
The trial choose, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the matter till April 1 for the defence crew to cross-examine the witness.
Okupe was arraigned alongside two corporations, Worth Belief Funding Ltd and Abrahams Telecoms Ltd, over allegations of misappropriation of funds amounting to over N240 million acquired from the previous NSA.
The cash is claimed to be half funds put aside through the Jonathan administration to buy arms on the warmth of the Boko Haram insurgency.
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