JUST IN: Doyin Okupe sentenced to two years in prison over money laundering


By Aminu Kutama

A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced Doyin Okupe, Director-General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign council, to two years imprisonment for breaching the money laundering act.

In a judgment delivered on Monday, Okupe, a former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was found guilty of 26 out of a 59-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, sentenced Okupe to two years in prison on each of the counts. However, the sentence is to run concurrently.

Additionally, the judge said the convict is at liberty to pay a N500,000 fine on each of the counts — totalling N13 million.

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