It is no longer news that Doyin Okpe, the campaign director of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has been convicted for money laundering. On Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja found Okupe guilty of receiving over N200 million in cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, ruling that his action violated the Money Laundering Act. Okpe was forced to pay a fine of N13 million to escape being jailed.
In reaction to Okpe’s conviction, the spokesman of the Labour party, Tanko Yunusa, claimed that the ruling of the court was aimed at demarketing the Labour party’s presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi.
In his words, he said, “If you are going to do this, do it on all candidates who have cases in court.”
Further speaking, he stated, “Those who were said to have given the money are living free, and those who have been involved in drugs or corruption at the highest level have not been touched.”
“That made us start thinking that this particular decision or the judgement of the court is another judgemental pick-and-choose one because those who are supposed to have been convicted are not convicted.”