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LAUNDERING OF N2.1BN: Hold Dasuki responsible, not me –Dokpesi



Court insists Dokpesi must explain N2.1bn Dasuki money

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited on Friday denied laundering N2.1 billion as alleged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He instead told a Federal High Court in Abuja to blame the offence on the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd ), who paid the funds to them in 2015.

The media mogul and his company stated this through their counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN ), while arguing their no-case submission in their ongoing alleged corruption trial.

They had filed a no-case submission after the EFCC closed its case against them with the 14th prosecution witness on May 28, 2018.

The anti-graft agency had charged Dokpesi and Daar Investment with money laundering and procurement fraud involving the sum of N2.1 billion, which they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser between January and March 2015 .

According to EFCC, the defendants allegedly received the sum as payment for a “purported contract on presidential media initiative.”

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It said the alleged sum was received by the defendants to prosecute the Peoples Democratic Party ’s (PDP’s) 2015 presidential media campaign.

The prosecution also alleged that the payment was in breach of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act , Money Laundering ( Prohibition ) Act and the EFCC ( Establishment ) Act .


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