The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has mentioned that its embattled Director General, Doyin Okupe has paid N13m fine following his conviction by a Federal High Court Abuja on Monday.
The PCC Media Officer, Diran Onifade, who made this recognized in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital forward of the party’s rally in the state on Tuesday, mentioned as a result of the party revered the rule of regulation, its officers would obey court docket judgments promptly, including that interesting the judgment was Okupe’s private resolution the PCC might not affect.
Earlier on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu discovered Okupe responsible of receiving over N200 million money from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
Delivering the judgement, held that the motion of Okupe, who is the first defendant in the swimsuit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), violated the Money Laundering Act.
While stating that the Act supplies that no particular person or group shall obtain any sum above N5 million and N10 million respectively with out passing by way of a monetary establishment, the decide held that “there is no evidence that the money passed through a financial institution”.
According to Justice Ojukwu, the NSA is not a monetary establishment, including that even if the president was mentioned to have approved the funds, he did not say that the cash should be paid in money in violation of cash laundering.
Consequently, the court docket held that the first defendant, Okupe was responsible in counts 34, 35, 36, and 59.
The Judge, nevertheless, discovered the defendants not responsible in counts 1 to 33 on the grounds that the prosecution failed to set up the cost of cash laundering and prison breach of belief and corruption in opposition to the NSA.
In counts 34 to 59 upon which Okupe was convicted, he was accused of receiving numerous sums ranging from N10 million on completely different events from 2012 to 2015 when he was SSA to President Goodluck Jonathan.
The court docket sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment on depend 34 with an possibility of a fine.
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