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Okupe implicates Jonathan in $2.1b arms deal scam

18 July 2016, 10:34

Abuja - Former presidential aide Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Sunday admitted collecting more than N100million from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) when Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) was in charge.

The former Senior Special Assitant (Media and Publicity) to former President Goodluck Jonathan said part of the cash was a N10milion vote to furnish his rented apartment.

Okupe on his Facebook page, said former President Goodluck Jonathan approved the release of the funds from his security vote.

He admitted using the funds to run his office from 2012 to 2015.

He also faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for making his heart-related challenge, called sinus bradycadia, public.

Also read: Okupe confesses to receiving funds from Dasuki

News24 earlier reported that Okupe in May revealed that he received funds from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

He, 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.

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

- News 24


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