By Emmanuel Adeleke
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has convicted the Director General, Peter Obi presidential campaign, Dr Doyin Okupe, of money laundering.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Okupe in 2019 on a 59-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of funds to the tune of N702 million.
Okupe was said to have received cash from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).
The former Senior Special Assistant on Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was found guilty of breaching the Money Laundering Act.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in her judgement on Monday, found Okupe guilty of contravening sections 16(1)&(2) of the Money Laundering Act, for accepting cash payments without going through the financial institution, in excess of the threshold allowed under the Act.
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