Money laundering: My enemies have failed – Doyin Okupe
The Director-General of the 2023 Presidential Campaign Council of Labour Party, Doyin Okupe said his enemies have failed despite their efforts to bring him down.
Okupe stated this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday.He tweeted, “God is not man. The enemies have tried in so many ways but kept on failing.. Victory is of God.”Recall that Okupe, on Monday, was found guilty of receiving over N200 million cash
Justice Ojukwu held that the action of Okupe, who is the first defendant in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), violated the Money Laundering Act.
While stating 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 judge held that “there is no evidence that the money passed through a financial institution”.
The court consequently held that the first defendant, Dr Okupe was guilty in counts 34, 35, 36, and 59.
Reacting to the judgement earlier through its Media Officer, Diran Onifade, the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), confirmed that Okupe has paid N13m fine handed to him by the court.
He said as the party that respects the rule of law, its officials will obey court judgments promptly.