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Okupe, Employed By Jonathan, Says He Was Being Paid By Dasuki

Doyin-Okupe (2)Dr. Doyin Okupe, who was hired by the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, has confessed that his monthly salary was being paid by the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

Okupe, who served under Jonathan from 2012 to 2015, made this confession on his official Twitter handle, against the backdrop report in January that Okupe got at least N1.6 billion off Dasuki in three shady cyber security contracts.

The former Jonathan’s spokesman insisted that he had nothing to do with the arms scam which cost the country over $15 billion in stolen funds.

“I was not paid arms deal money. The NSA paid for the running of my office monthly from August 2012. Dasukigate was in 2014. I did not take part in the campaign.”

However, a Twitter user, Ojezs responded to Okupe’s Twit by asking: “You’re just implicating yourself. Is it the NSA office that employed you?”

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Another user, Ayoola Ayodeji, wrote: “you probably mistake some of us for hungry people. A day will come when you won’t be able to sleep because poor people are outside your gate.”

But Okupe responded by saying: “you guys are idiotic. You wait and pray for the innocent to be punished. It will not happen. You must think some of us are terrified.” [myad]