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Published On: Mon, Jul 18th, 2016

Goodluck Jonathan, Okupe Under Fire over Dasukigate Scandal

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

LAGOS JULY 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-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.

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 he 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 from 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.
Others have called for former president, Goodluck Jonathan to be tried for championing the embezzling of Nigeria’s resources.
See some comments on the issue below:
Auwal Moga:” Okupe is original thief: why he did not ask Dasuki where the money comes from? Pls EFCC must charge Okupe with treasonale felony offence bcos this funds meant for military to procure arms to defend Nigerians blood and their properties.”
Gbadamosi Semiu Ce-meu Adeyemi:” With all these revelations some gullible minded people will still see goodluck jonathan commander-in-chief of the Arm Robbers as their hero.”
Befe Ngia: “This same Okupe was advising state governors to sack their workers,which some don’t even make ten million in 10years. Okupe should be locked up till 2019.”
Ray Osita: “Truth is gradually coming up. I know Okupe must be involved in this dubious bazaar.Was it Obj that said Okupe has integrity problem.”
Honest King Giwa: “Nigerians are too narrow minded we should stop doing juggle justices on thief who stole one naria and go after politicians like Okupe,Fani kayode and Dasuki tie them and burn them up.”
Frank Anoh: “Even this jonathan should be arrested without delay. How can a president turn NSA to a bank? What guilt do we need to establish here? All the accused are pointing to Jonathan directives, what bad precedent or president as you may call him. If Jonthan cannot be arrested for corruption, please arrest him for theft dince he separated the two terms.”
Oyewole Taicube Adekunle: “God save nigeria frm d hands of dis thieves nd some nigerians will support dis thieves becos of wht they ve benefited frm d loots dat some soldiers ve died nd their wives widows nd their children fatherless,God will judge us all by ur actions.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.”
Wahaab Salaam: “Where did you Chanel this monthly allowance to? Is it in ur ijebu remo home or in ur mende area of maryland in lagos.You are a disgrace to your Royal father that is much respected in the ijebu nation.”
Kikelomo Siyanbola-opeloye: “Dats why u compared Jonathan to Jesus christ na. If na me nko? Foolish pple, dey av finish us in dis country.”
Salau Jide: “The NSA office became the official finance ministry and federal government treasury dept, to me this is an absurd situation, unfortunately this financial perfidy should not have happened if the president was sincere and altruistic. I really don’t blame okupe and company.”
Onwe Modesty: “Is it in Nigeria constitution that a former president should never be summoned or investigated publicly? All the revelations of this arm scandal points to one man and yet the govt and efcc are keeping a deaf ears. Nigerians never voted for all these men the efcc is chasing and apprehending but we voted for Gej. We want efcc to arrest and investigate Gej so that Nigerians can hear from the horse mouth. If PMB is really committed to combating corruption in Nigeria, he should stop chasing shadow and go to the root cause of it.”
Sadat Sanusi: “Wait!!! The likes of okupe, femi fani kayode, fayose n Co. They were all encourage to do that so don’t blame them, blame there Oga at the top, It was a game plan. After all stealing is not corruption.”
Fred David: “Pay Nigerians back N10m monthly and prepare to serve jail terms.At least you have enjoyed the fund and pay back time is now.We could now see clearly the reasons for your loud trumpet then.”
Ekukinam Sunday: “How on earth can someone be receiving #10 million as monthly salary for months, EFCC Abeg block this man acct. When some are even looking for what to eat.”
Aliyu Usman: “Another PDP thief receiving 10 million monthly for doing nothing. Jonathan era, the era of vandalism with impunity, the shameless lotter is on hook, keep on singing the image lounderer of crude looters.”
Bawa Karofi: “For how many months Sir?, and this different from the N100m he gave in the instructions of GEJ that you confessed. I think you have cases to answer. Like what was said earlier, just return everything and report to Kuje prison. Simple!”
Meanwhile, Doyin Okupe, has reacted to an article about him posted by blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman. In the article, Usman said Okupe admitted to collecting more than N100million from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) when Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) was in charge. Okupe however thought the blogger was erroneous and decided to set him straight, but this happened.

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