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N702million Fraud: Doyin Okupe’s Trial adjourned to 3rd of October



Doyin Okupe, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for a ₦702 million fraud case, has had his trial adjourned to the October 3, 2019.

The former Senior Special Assistant on Media to a former president, Goodluck Jonathan is facing a 59-count charge for money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

According to Sahara Reporters, after calling its sixth witness, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director, Administration and Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), the EFCC closed the case against Okupe on June 26, 2019.

Salisu narrated how sometime in 2012, the then NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), directed that money totalling about ₦50 million be paid to Okupe, adding that several payments were made at different times to him.

The case has been adjourned to the 3rd of October, 2019, by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, for ‘adoption of written address on the no-case submission, which the defence intends to file.’

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