Former football star Jay-Jay Okocha revealed as Milton Keynes resident after appearing in court on money laundering charges

A retired former World Cup and Premier League football legend who lives in Milton Keynes has appeared in a criminal court facing money laundering charges.

Augustine Okocha, known as Jay-Jay, faces one charge in relation to alleged “acquisition, use and possession of criminal property” and another for allegedly concealing and transferring criminal property.

Jay-Jay Okocha is a resident of Milton Keynes according to court papers

Jay-Jay Okocha is a resident of Milton Keynes according to court papers

According to court papers Okocha's home address is listed as Milton Keynes.

His case stems from a police investigation launched in 2015 that involves a group of seven people.

It is understood the charges relate to alleged business frauds in the north-east of England.

He appeared at a private hearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday wearing white trainers with a dark suit and white shirt

The Nigerian-born 45-year-old made 124 appearances in the English football top flight and describes himself on his social media profile as ‘The Football Magician’.

Famed for his outrageous ball skills, Okocha was a global star during his playing days.

He joined Bolton Wanderers in 2002 after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, who had signed him for £14 million four years previously.

Okocha went on to score 14 goals for Bolton. Fans loved him so much that they wore shirts stating “Jay-Jay – so good they named him twice”.

The court case was adjourned and he was granted bail.