Okupe, GEJ under fire over Dasukigate scandal
Recent revelations by former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, that he was being paid N10m monthly by the detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sabo Dasuki (Rtd.) has generated outrage from a section of Nigerians.
Okupe was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday, July 17, over alleged N162million illicit payments to him and his companies by the office of the NSA.
Following Okupe’s interrogation by the anti-graft agency, the former special assistant on public affairs to Goodluck Jonathan publicly revealed that he received the sum of N100m from the former NSA. The former presidential aide in a Facebook post spoke on his arrest and interrogation by the anti-graft agency, revealing that got N50m approved by Jonathan to be paid to him from his security vote. He said N10m was given to him to furnish his rented living apartment and another N10m for his office. Okupe added that the balance N30m was approved as take-off grant. The former aide also disclosed that he got N10m from the NSA monthly to run his office, and another disbursement of N50 form the NSA sent to cover the cost of the running a program on NTA. However, Okupe’s disclosure has generated uproar from some Nigerians who have accused the former aide of squandering the nation’s resources.