Okocha Appears In UK Court Over Money Laundering Charges

Okocha Appears In UK Court Over Money Laundering  Charges

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha appeared in a private Aberdeen Sheriff Court hearing on Friday over money laundering charges reports Completesports.com.

Okocha faced a one count charge in relation to alleged acquisition, use and possession of criminal property, and another relating to allegedly concealing, disguising, converting and transferring criminal property which happened in the north-east of Scotland in 2015.

The Scottish police began an investigation in 2015 which spanned two years before charges were brought against Okocha and six others – five of whom are alleged to have carried out fraud related to north-east businesses.

According to the report on a Scottish Daily Evening Express the former Fenerbahce,PSG, Bolton Wanderers and Hull City attacking midfielder made no plea during the hearing and was granted bail.

The 45 year old, Okocha was seen at court wearing white trainers with smart black trousers, a white shirt and suit jacket on top of a puffer jacket.

Okocha made 124 appearances in the English top flight, scoring 14 goals for Bolton Wanderers.

He also netted 14 times for Nigeria in 73 appearances and starred in Nigeria’s 1994,1998 and 2002 World Cup campaigns.

 

COMMENTS

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  • Lucky Ukhun 3 months ago

    I hope he is innocent of the charges, otherwise, it would represent another bad image globally for Nigeria and Nigerians.

     
  • Edoman. 3 months ago

    Okocha should have realized that no man is above the Law. If found guilty, he will be sentenced to prison, He name signature name will be stained for ever.

     
    • Ralph Palmer 2 months ago

      We all know if you are guilty of a criminal case you will be sentence to prison but you don`t even have any details of what is going on apart from the article you read on here, I`m sure this is the first time you are reading about this case and you already talking of him going to prison, common be reasonable.