Doyin Okupe, the director general of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organization, has resigned from her position.
In a brief letter to Peter Obi, the LP presidential candidate, he made this known on Tuesday.
“Dear Peter, You will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my personal travails in seeking justice and clearing my name using the Nigerian Legal System to pursue same.
“I have invested too much in your campaign to allow my personal travails to become a source of distraction.
“In the circumstances, I have opted to step aside and plead that you appoint a new Campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distractions. God bless you and family,” he said in the letter.
Okupe was sentenced to two years in prison with the option of a fine by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
For money laundering offenses, he was sentenced to prison.
Okupe served as former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media.
Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, handed down the ruling on Monday. She found Mr. Okupe guilty of violating sections 16(1) and (2) of the Money Laundering Act by receiving cash payments outside of a bank in excess of the statutory limit.
Between counts 34 and 59 of the allegations, Okupe was found guilty on a total of 26 counts.
On count 34, the judge gave him a two-year prison term with the possibility of a N500,000 fine.
In addition, the court condemned him to two years in jail on counts 35 to 59, with the possibility of an additional N500,000 punishment. The sentence will run simultaneously with the option of fine, which will run consecutively on each count.
The judge ruled the criminal is state property but refrained from issuing any jail orders.
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