Chairman, DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi was on Wednesday, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Federal high court sitting in Abuja. The trial is on a six-count charge of money laundering and other financial charges.
According to a report by Naij.com,Justice Gabriel Kolawole, after taking Dokpesi’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in the EFCC custody pending the hearing of his bail application by 12:30 p.m tomorrow, December 10.
During the hearing, counsel to the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), accused the defendants of receiving N2.1 billion from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) between October 2014 and March 19, 2015.
The prosecutor told the court that the aforementioned amount was given to the defendant by NSA for PDP’s presidential media campaign, which he said was against the recommendation of the Public Procurement Act, Money laundering Act as well as the EFCC Act.
After listening to the prosecution counsel, Justice Kolawole, adjourned the trial till February 17, 18 and March 2 and 3 respectively.