Doyin Okupe, Peter Obi Campaign DG, Jailed For Money Laundering
Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Director General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign council, have been jailed two years by a federal high court, Abuja, for breaching the money laundering act.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave Okupe an option of paying a fine of N500,000 on each of the 26 count charges filed against him, totaling N13 million.
The judge, ruling in a suit filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said he would be taken to Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja if he failed to pay the fine by 4.30 pm on Monday.
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EFCC filed a 59 count charges of breach of the money laundering act in 2019 by collecting cash amounting to N702 million from the office of the national security adviser, without going through financial institutions in excess of limit allowed by the act.
He was charged along with two companies, Abraham Telecommunications Limited and Value Trust Investments Limited. Justice Ojukwu found him guilty on 26 out of the 59 count charges.