Nigerian activist, Deji Adeyanju, has reacted to the conviction of the Director-General of Peter Obi’s Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe.
Naija News reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had dragged Okupe to court for violating the Money Laundering Act.
In the ruling on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of an Abuja Federal High Court found Okupe guilty over allegations of receiving N200 million cash from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki when he was the Senior Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Okupe was subsequently sentenced to two years imprisonment with an option of N13 million fine, which must be paid on or before 4:30 pm on Monday.
Reacting to the conviction in a post on Twitter, Adeyanju wondered why Dasuki who was involved in the illegal proceeds was not dancing to the same music as Okupe.
The activist insisted that the money originated from Dasuki, therefore he ought to know that it was illegal.
“The person that gave Doyin Okupe money is free but Okupe has just been convicted.
“The person who ought to reasonably know that the fund was illegal is Dasuki, not Okupe because the NSA operates almost a dark budget. This rubbish will never make sense to me,” Adeyanju wrote.