Doyin Okupe accused of embezzling N1.6bn

Doyin Okupe accused of embezzling N1.6bn

- Doyin Okupe has accused the owner of Sahara Reporters of corruption

- The media house claimed he got away with corruption because of an agreement with the Buhari administration

- Okupe was accused of getting a contract from the government which he did not deliver

Doyin Okupe who was an aide to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been accused of embezzling N1.6 billion by Sahara Reporters after he accused its founder, Omoyele Sowore of blackmail.

In a heated exchange on twitter, Okupe reacted to the news that Sowore’s account was frozen and accused him of being a peddler of fake news and blackmailer of politician.

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Sahara Reporters accused Okupe of embezzling fund from a contract he secured but said he got away with it because he had a deal with the federal government.

See the exchange below:

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Legit.ng had reported that Okupe joined the Accord Party, a few weeks after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party.

Okupe made this known on Tuesday, July 18, via his Facebook page.

This is coming about a week after the Supreme Court gave its judgement on the PDP recognising Ahmed Makarfi as the chairman of the party and kicking out Senator Ali Modu Sherriff.

In his statement, Okupe noted that he wasn’t interested in winning anything as a politician but to breed new set of politicians for the development of the country.

Watch a Legit.ng TV video of Nigerians speaking about corruption among politicians:

Source: Legit

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