Nigeria Ex-footballer Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has been dragged to court over money laundering in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Nigerian football legend has appeared in court in Aberdeen over money laundering charges.

The footballer appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, according to Thescottishsun.

Okocha made no plea during the hearing and was
granted bail.

The case against him was continued for further examination. No date has yet been fixed for his next court appearance. The 45-year-old faced two charges in the closed- doors hearing.

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

It is understood the appearance relates to incidents alleged to have happened in 2015. 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 businesses.