Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been convicted by the Federal High Court in Abuja, for violating the Money Laundering Act.
Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku of the Abuja court on Monday found Okupe, who is the first defendant in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA). Col. Sambo Dasuki.
According to the Judge, “there is no evidence that the money passed through a financial institution”, expressing that the Act provides that no individual or organization shall receive any sum above N5 million and N10 million respectively without passing through a financial institution.
The court held, “I find the first defendant, Dr Doyin Okupe guilty in count 34, 35, 36…… 59.
The judge however found the defendants not guilty in counts 1 to 33 on the grounds that the prosecution failed to establish the charge of money Laundering and criminal breach of trust and corruption against the NSA.