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Dokpesi Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges, Remanded In EFCC Custody

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Founder of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower radio station, and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Mr Raymond Dokpesi, has pleaded not guilty to a six-count corruption charge preferred against him by the Federal government.

Mr Dokpesi who was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja said that the charges preferred against him were absolutely untrue.

After pleading not guilty to all the charges levelled against him, Justice Gabriel Kolawole who presided over the matter ordered that Dokpesi be remanded in EFCC custody pending the hearing of his bail application by 12:30pm on Thursday, December 10.

The judge also fixed February 17 and 18 as well as March 2 and 3, 2016 for the trial.

Dokpesi and DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited were accused of receiving public funds to the tune of 2.1 billion Naira from the account of the office of the National Security Adviser with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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He is also accused of collecting the said amount without a certificate of no objection to contract award duly issued by the Public Procurement Bureau and receiving payment for a purported contract without bidding for the said contract.

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