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Okupe Blasts EFCC For Leaking His Medical Records

Doyin Okupe
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 at 4:00 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Former Senior Special Assistant to the ex- president Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, Sunday took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for leaking to the media his health status which he had revealed to the commission’s operative in confidence designed for it to understand his special needs.

Okupe was questioned over alleged N162million illicit payments to him and his companies by a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and Chanchaga Local Government in Niger State.

But according to a credible source in the anti-graft agency, the former presidential spokesman pleaded with the EFCC not to detain him because he has a heart problem.

According to him, for not getting clearance or authorization from him before the information was revealed to the media, was not only a breach of confidence reposed on the anti- graft agency, but designed to embarrass him as a person.

In a statement he signed today and made available to Journalists, Okupe explained how he got various sums of money from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) which has now become the subject of investigation by the EFCC.

Denying being linked to any unwholesome benefits from the NSA, he said it was imperative to explain based on media reports that he was involved in N162million and N85million fraud, adding that in his interactions so far with the anti-graft agency, he had only been requested to make clarifications in three areas.

Okupe who lambasted the EFCC said, “I confided in the officers of the commission about my health situation for them to understand why where and how I sleep was important to my overall well being.

Comments (1)

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 7:18 am Osaze Igho

    The man did not deny the allegations against him, instead he is dwelling on side issues. OK o.

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