Doyin Okupe, a former director general of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), was freed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a few hours after being detained at the Lagos airport.
It was previously stated that Okupe was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) on January 12, 2023, in the morning at Lagos’ Muritala Mohammed International Airport.
After the former presidential adviser was found guilty of money laundering by the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, the DSS requested documentation of the court proceedings in which he chose to pay a fine.
Subsequently, he was handed over to the EFCC.
Confirming the report of Okupe’s arrest, Dr Peter Afunanya, DSS Public Relations Officer confirmed that the former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
The politician, who was born in Ogun, was furious about it. He claims that EFCC representatives then expressed regret for embarrassing him.
“Doyin Okupe was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this morning at the instance of the EFCC.
“He has long been handed over to the Commisson which requested for the action. “Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic” He said.