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DG of Peter Obi PCC, Okupe convicted for money laundering

The Director General (DG) of Peter Obi presidential campaign council (PCC), Doyin Okupe has been for money laundering. (TNG) reports Okupe was convicted by a federal high court in Abuja.

Okupe was said to have received cash from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) while Sambo Dasuki was in office.

Okupe, DG of the Labour Party’s PCC, was a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a judgment on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu found Okupe guilty of contravening sections 16(1)&(2) of the Money Laundering Act.

He was found guilty of accepting cash payments without going through financial institution, in excess of the threshold allowed under the Act.

Okupe was said to have received hundreds of millions in cash from the office of the NSA while Dasuki was in 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.


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