Court Convicts Media Aide, Okupe For Breaching Money Laundering Act

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On Monday, December 19, an Abuja federal high court found Doyin Okupe guilty of violating the Money Laundering Act. Okupe was a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan and is currently the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Labour Party (LP).

According to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu’s decision in the case where Okupe is accused of accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from the National Security Adviser (NSA) office while Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired) was in office, Okupe is guilty of violating sections 16(1)&(2) of the Money Laundering Act by accepting cash payments without first going through a financial institution and exceeding the amount permitted by the Act.

Ojukwu however stood down proceedings till 1:45pm for Okupe to exercise his right under Section 310 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to call witnesses to testify about his character, before the court could proceed to pronounce his sentence.

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