J.J Okocha Lands in Scotland Court

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The Nigerian footballer Austine J.J Okocha has been dragged to court over alledged money laundering in Aberdeen.

He faces a charge in relation to alleged acquisition, use and possession of criminal property and another relating to allegedly concealing, disguising, converting and transferring criminal property.

The 45-year-old global football star appeared at the Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday.

He is facing two charges behind closed-doors hearing.

The alleged incidents said to have happened in the north-east of Scotland in 2015.

The Scottish Sun reports that 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, but he made no plea during the hearing.

The retired footballer, whose general address was given as Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, was granted bail.

The case against him was continued for further examination. No date has yet been fixed for his next court appearance.

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