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2023: Peter Obi's Campaign DG Okupe Convicted In Money Laundering Case

2023: Peter Obi's Campaign DG Okupe Convicted In Money Laund

The Director-General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign, Doyin Okupe, has been convicted by a Federal High Court in Abuja for money laundering charges.

Okupe was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2019 on a 59-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of funds to the tune of N702 million.

He allegedly took cash from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) while Sambo Dasuki was in office.

While giving his judgement on Monday, Justice Ojukwu found Okupe guilty of contravening sections 16 (1) & (2) of the Money Laundering Act, for accepting cash payments without going through a financial institution, in excess of the threshold allowed under the Act.

Okupe is expected to call witnesses to testify on his character as enshrined under Section 310 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

The sentencing will be given after the conclusion of the process.


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