Dokpesi arraigned by EFCC on Money laundering Charge

Written by on December 9, 2015

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today arraigned a former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud related charges.Chief-Raymond-Dokpesi

Dokpesi who was arraigned along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Limited, pleaded not guilty to all the six counts. After Dokpesi took his plea, Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered that he be remanded in EFCC custody pending the hearing of his bail application by 12.30pm on Thursday.

The prosecution led by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN),‎ accused the defendants of receiving, two-point-one billion naira from the office of the National Security Adviser between October 2014 and March 19, 2015 for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential media campaign.

This, he argued, was in breach of provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Money laundering Act and the EFCC Act.Justice Kolawole has fixed trial for February seventeen, eighteen and March two and three.

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