FG Slams Dokpesi With Money Laundering

The Federal Government has charged owner of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi , with money laundering before the Federal high Court, Abuja.

Dokpesi is alleged to have received N2.1billion in the from the last administration from funds meant for the purchase of arms.

In the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the media mogul is charged with six counts in case number: FHC/ABJ/CR/380/2015.
The second accused in the matter is Dokpesi’s company – Daar Holding and Investment Limited.

Both accused are charged for violating the Money Laundering Act, the EFCC Act and the Public Procurement Act. The charge is yet to be assigned to any judge for hearing.

Dokpesi, who is currently on bail from the EFCC, was last Friday ordered to be produced by Justice Gabriel Kolawole (also of the Federal High Court, Abuja)

The order followed an ex-parte application by Dokpesi, who claimed to have been unlawfully detained beyond 48 hours by the EFCC.

The judge, who heard Dokpesi’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) in chambers, ordered the EFCC to produce Dokpesi before his court on the next hearing date of December 14.

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