EFCC Arraigns Dokpesi For laundering N2.1bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned a former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud related charges.

According to ThePunchNg, Dokpesi who was arraigned along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, pleaded not guilty to all the six counts.

After Dokpesi took his plea on Wednesday, 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.