Chairman-Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before a Federal High Court in Abuja, YNaija reports.
Dokpesi, alongside his company, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, were arraigned on Wednesday [Dec. 9], on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud related charges.
He’s accused 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.
The acceptance of these funds is in breach of provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Money laundering Act and the EFCC Act. The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain pleaded not guilty to all the six counts.
After taking 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.
Justice Kolawole fixed Dokpesi’s trial for February 17, 18 and March 2 and 3.
Chair of DAAR Communications Raymond Dokpesi arraigned by EFCC for money laundering at the Federal High Court Abuja pic.twitter.com/CDQTMmeCwA— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) December 9, 2015
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