BREAKING: Court convicts Okupe for breaching Money Laundering Act
Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was found guilty by the Federal High Court in Abuja of violating the Money Laundering Act.
Okupe is the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council’s (PCC) Director General (LP).
In a ruling issued on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu found Okupe guilty of violating sections 16(1) and (2) of the Money Laundering Act by taking cash payments in excess of the maximum permitted by the Act without first going via a financial institution.
While Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired) was in command, Okupe allegedly received hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from the NSA’s office.
Justice Ojukwu has 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 sentence on the convict.