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Okupe confesses to receiving funds from Dasuki

09 May 2016, 13:04

Abuja - Doyin Okupe, aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that he received funds from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Premium Times reports.

Okupe, however denied that the funds were part of the controversial the $2.1 billion arms fund allegedly misappropriated by Dasuki.

“I was not paid arms deal money. NSA paid for running of my office monthly from August 2012. Dasuki-gate was in 2014,” he tweeted in the early hours of Sunday.

Also read: I am no thief, Femi Fani-Kayode tells EFCC

Okupe, who has been mentioned as one of the beneficiaries of the largesse, took to twitter to state his position.

Okupe’s denial is coming days after another ex-presidential aide, Femi Fani-Kayode was invited by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, to explain his role in the scandal.

Fani-Kayode is due to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday.

Source: Premium Times

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