Doyin Okupe, a Labour Party (LP) chieftain, was arrested at Lagos’ Murtala Mohammed International Airport by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Okupe, the former Director-General of the LP Presidential Campaign Council, was apprehended by secret police on Thursday morning at the airport where he was scheduled to fly to London on Virgin Atlantic.
According to the DSS’s spokesman, Peter Afunanya, he was apprehended at the airport’s Terminal 1 at the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Afunanya also stated that the LP boss had been turned over to the anti-graft agency.
- Afunanya in his statement said, “Doyin Okupe was intercepted by the DSS at Terminal 1 of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this (Thursday) morning at the instance of the EFCC.
- “He has long been handed over to the Commission which requested for the action. “Okupe was billed to fly to London via Virgin Atlantic.’’