Peter Obi’s campaign DG, Okupe, found guilty of money laundering

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has found Dr. Doyin Okupe guilty of receiving more than N200 million in cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki.

In her ruling on Monday, Justice Ojuwku stated that Okupe, the first defendant in the EFCC’s lawsuit, had broken the Money Laundering Act with his actions.

The judge found that “there is no proof that the money traveled via a financial institution,” despite the fact that the Act mandates that no person or organization receive any sum over N5 million or N10 million without first going through a financial institution.

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According to Justice Ojukwu, the NSA was not a financial institution, and she added that even if the president was said to have authorized the funds, he did not say that the money must be paid in cash in violation of money laundering.

As a result, the court found the first defendant, Dr. Okupe, guilty on counts 34 to 59 of the charges.




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