Former Super Eagles captain, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha, was on Friday arraigned in a Scotland court based in Aberdeen on money laundering charges.
The 45-year-old made no plea when he appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on two charges in the closed-door hearing, with Okocha reportedly arriving in court dressed in white trainers, black trousers, a white shirt and suit jacket on top of a puffer jacket.
He faces a charge in relation to the alleged acquisition, use and possession of criminal property, and another relating to allegedly concealing, disguising, converting and transferring criminal property, according to reports.
The incidents were alleged to have happened in 2015, with the police launching an investigation in the same year.
The investigation spanned two years before charges were brought against the former PSG and Bolton Wanderers star and six others – five of whom are alleged to have carried out fraud related to north-east businesses.
Okocha, who also has a court case relating to alleged tax evasion in Lagos, was granted bail, however, and no date has been fixed for his next court appearance.
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