Doyin Okupe, the former campaign Director General of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council has been hospitalised for cancer.
According to reports, Okupe recently returned from Israel where he was being treated for prostate cancer.
However, it was learnt his condition had not improved
A source close to the Okupe family told SaharaReporters that; “Okupe, the former campaign DG to Peter Obi recently returned from Israel where he was undertaking treatment for prostate cancer.
“Family members are worried that his condition has not improved since his return from Israel.”
Recall that Okupe was in December 2022 found guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
He was subsequently sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja with an option of N500,000 fine on each of the 26 count charges for which he was found guilty.
Justice Ojukwu held that Okupe violated the Money Laundering Act and gave him till 4:30 p.m. on that day to pay the fine option on all the charges he was found guilty of or be sent to the Kuje Correctional Centre.
The amount was N13 million for the 26 counts.
The convict’s wife, Omolola, and his son, Adesunkanmi had pleaded with Justice Ojukwu for leniency.
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In counts 34 to 59 upon which Okupe was convicted, he was accused of receiving various sums of money ranging from N10 million on different occasions between 2012 and 2015 when he was then-President Jonathan’s aide.
According to him, the money was spent on running his office, paying staff members and laundering the of the former President and his administration.
Okupe, however, paid the N13 million fine before the deadline and was allowed to go home.