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Court rules on Okupe’s ‘no case’ submission Dec 12


Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed December 12, 2019 to rule on the application by Doyin Okupe asking to be cleared of all the charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Okupe, a former aide to then President Goodluck Jonathan, is being prosecuted alongside his two companies – Value Trust Investments and Abrahams Telecoms – by the EFCC on a 59-count charge of money laundering and criminal diversion of N702 million.

The defence counsel, Akinlabi Akinbade, while adopting the defence team’s ‘no case’ submission, contended that the prosecution had not satisfied the requirement of proving its case beyond reasonable doubt.


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