Doyin Okupe sentenced to 2 years in prison after being convicted of money laundering


Doyin Okupe sentenced to 2 years in prison after being convicted of money laundering

Former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has been sentenced to two years imprisonment after being convicted for breaching the Money Laundering Act.

 

Okupe, who is the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Labour Party (LP) was convicted on 26 of the 59 counts contained in the charge on which he and two others were tried.

 

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu who sentenced Okupe to two years per count, which are to run concurrently, also gave him an option of a fine of N500,000 per count, amounting to N13million.

 

He was given until 4:30 pm Monday, December 19 to pay the fine, failing which he should be taken to prison.



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