Okupe’s programme, “Insight” was aired free of charge, ex-NTA DG insists

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Mr Musa Mayaki, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness in the ongoing trial of a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, said the programme, “Insight” was aired on the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA) for free.

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Mayaki, a former Director-General of NTA said this under cross-examination in the over N200 million suit filed against Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan by the EFCC.

Mayaki told a Federal High Court Abuja that: “As DG, it was my schedule to know any kobo that came to NTA. It is my evidence that no money was paid for the programme Insight.

“It is common knowledge in NTA that no programme from the presidency is paid for, anyone who collects money for it can be sacked.”

When asked if he was aware that after he gave directives that the programme is aired for free, some staff went ahead to collect money for it, he said no and that no…



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