Former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan Dr. Doyin Okupe has spoken out following her conviction on money laundering allegations by a court.
He said on Twitter on Monday night that his competitors keep losing.
God, he declared, “is not a man. The adversaries have made a lot of attempts, but they keep failing… Victory belongs to God.
In a tweet from earlier in the day, Okupe said, “Lies, falsification, and disinformation are their tactics. But ultimately they will fall short and look foolish. Doyin
Okupe hasn’t cut any shishi and hasn’t moved his base even a millimeter! Till God rescues us all from the raiders of this lost but magnificent ark, we are continuing forward. Naija.”
The presiding judge held that “there is no evidence that the money passed through a financial institution” and that Okupe was not a financial institution. Even though the president was said to have authorized the funds, he did not say that the money had to be paid in cash, the judge said, citing the Money Laundering Act, which stated that no individual or organization shall receive any sum above N5 million and N10 million, respectively, without passing through a financial institution.
Because the prosecution was unable to prove that the NSA was guilty of money laundering, criminal breach of trust, and corruption, the court declared Okupe guilty in charges 34, 35, 36 to 59 and freed him on counts 1 to 33.
Okupe was charged with receiving varying amounts of money ranging from N10m on several dates between 2012 and 2015 while serving as Jonathan’s assistant in counts 34 to 59, for which he was found guilty.
He said that the aforementioned amount was used to maintain his office, pay staff members, and defame the former President and his government. Receiving such sums in cash, the court determined, was against the Money Laundering Act.
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