Doyin Okupe escpaed Jail term after paying fine
The Director General of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, Dr Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Monday found guilty of receiving over N200m cash from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
Naijacrawl earlier reported that Okupe was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja with an option of N500, 000 fine on each of the 26 count charges for which he was found guilty.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Ojukwu held that Okupe, who is the first defendant in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission violated the Money Laundering Act.
She said he had up to 4.30 pm to pay the fine option totaling N13m on all the charges he was found guilty of or be sent to the Kuje Correctional Centre.
Niajacrawl can confirm that Okupe succeeded in paying his fine before the deadline and was allowed to go.
Okupe paid; they returned with the bank papers around 4.25pm. The court processed it, and everybody signed, including the EFCC lawyer.”
Meanwhile, after his release, Okupe tweeted, “God is not man. The enemies have tried in so many ways but kept on failing. Victory is of God.”
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