The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has discharged and acquitted the Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications PLC, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi on the allegation of N2.1 Billion fraud Case, levelled against him by the Nigerian government, through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection to the $2.1 billion arms deal involving former National Security Adviser(NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The court made the declaration today, Thursday April 1, 2021, while ruling on the “No Case Submission” filed by High Chief Dokpesi.
The three man justices, who presided over the trial, unanimously discharged the accused, stating that the prosecution (EFCC) could not prove a case of money laundering and criminal conspiracy against the accused.
Recall that was first detained by the EFCC in 2015, after he was alleged to have received over N10billion from the office of the erstwhile National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd. He was charged alongside his company, DAAR Holding and Investment Limited, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/380/2015.
The commission specifically alleged that he acted in breach of extant provisions of the Money Laundering Act, the EFCC Act and the Public Procurement Act, for receiving huge sums of money from the office of the NSA, for unsubstantiated purpose.