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EFCC to remove Okupe from watchlist, says he was arrested by DSS based on a 2016 watchlist request

Jan 12, 2023

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will remove the former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, from its watchlist following his arrest by the Department of State Security Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday, January 12. 

 

According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwajuren, DSS acted on a watchlist request made in July 2016, before the recent conviction of Okupe.

 

The statement read; 

 

“The Department of State Services, DSS, today, January 12, informed the commission of the interception of Dr. Doyin Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

“The service acted on a watch-list request issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

“The commission was in the process of formally lifting the watch-list before his interception and will expedite action in this regard.”