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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

AIT Proprietor Raymond Dokpesi Arraigned At Federal High Court For Money Laundering: To Stay In EFFC Custody Till Thursday

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Chair of DAAR Communications Raymond Dokpesi  was today arraigned by EFCC for money laundering at the Federal High Court Abujaon the charges of money laundering

Dokpesi, the Chairman of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television, AIT and Raypower, was earlier invited and arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, over money disbursed by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Shortly after he 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, N2.1bn from the office of the National Security Adviser between October 2014 and March 19, 2015 for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential media campaign in breach of provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Money laundering Act and the EFCC Act.

Justice Kolawole has fixed trial for February 17, 18 and March 2 and 3.

The federal high court denied Chief bail and ordered that he should be remanded in EFFC custody pending the next trial date

See more from that court proceeding below

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