Former Nigeria international, Austin Okocha on Friday appeared in an Aberdeen court for money laundering charges.
The 45-year-old 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. It is understood the appearance relates to incidents alleged to have happened in the north-east in 2015.
Investigation into the case commenced in 2015 before charges were brought against Okocha and six others – five of whom are alleged to have carried out fraud related to north-east businesses.
He was seen at court wearing white trainers with smart black trousers, a white shirt and suit jacket on top of a puffer jacket.
He was however granted bail with the case adjourned for further hearing. No date has yet been fixed for his next court appearance.
The 45-year-old, who describes himself on his social media profile as “The Football Magician”, made 124 appearances in the English top flight, scoring 14 goals for Bolton Wanderers.
Jay-Jay Okocha, who is often described as being “so good they named him twice”, faced two charges in the closed-doors hearing.
According to the Scottish Evening Express, Okocha who scored 14 times for Nigeria in 73 appearances and starred in the country’s 1994 World Cup campaign, made no plea during the hearing.