Alleged N2.1bn Fraud: You Have A Case To Answer, Court Tells Dokpesi

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Updated November 22, 2018
Raymond Dokpesi


The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the no-case submission filed by Raymond Dokpesi, and his DAAR investment and holdings company limited, ruling that he has a case to answer.

The court insisted that Dokpesi and his company must explain the N2.1billion allegedly received from the office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.

At the resumed trial in Abuja on Wednesday, Justice John Tsoho ruled that the defendants, who are the founder and the parent company of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power Radio, had a case to answer in respect of the money laundering and procurement fraud charges preferred against them.

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Relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in a similar case involving a Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, Justice Tsoho held that the prosecution has established a prima facie case warranting the defendants to explain their own side of the story.

Justice Tsoho thereafter fixed February 20 and 21 2019 for Dokpesi and his firm to open their defence.