EFCC Arraigns Dokpesi In Court Over Money Laundering And Five Other ChargesFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
At last, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned before a Federal High Court, Abuja, the Chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, on a six – count charge.
Dokpesi about a fortnight ago, after being indicted by the embattled former NSA, Col. (rted) Sambo Dasuki, was arrested and investigated. The media Chief Executive while the questioning lasted, admitted that he received the sum of N2.1 Billion from Dasuki, as payment for the adverts and publicity of the opposition PDP ran on his Electronic stations – AIT and Raypower.
The sum was believed to have been drawn from the $2.1Billion, budgeted for purchase of arms for the Military to fight dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
After taking his plea, Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered Chief Dokpesi to be remanded in the EFCC custody till hearing on application for his bail holds by noon, tomorrow – Thursday.
Ahead of adjournment of the trial proper till February 17; 18, March 2 and 3, 2016, the team of prosecution Counsels, led by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), accused Dokpesi of receiving, the sum of N2.1bn from the former NSA between October 2014 and March 19, 2015.
He argued that this ran contrary to the provisions of the Public Procurement Act; Money laundering Act as well as the EFCC Act.
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