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BREAKING: Atiku’s ally, Dokpesi, arrested in London

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Chief Raymond Dokpesi

The founder of DAAR Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police in the United Kingdom.

THISDAY quoting an unnamed source said that the former Chairman of DAAR Communications was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London.

Though, at the time of filing this report, the reasons for the arrest of the Niger Delta-born politician was sketchy.

Dokpesi, a chieftain of the PDP is a close ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and a key figure in the latter’s attempt to become Nigeria’s next President on the PDP platform.

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had in 2015, dragged Dokpesi to court and had accused him and his company of illegally receiving funds considered as proceeds of crimes from a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and went further to file a no-case submission after the prosecution closed its case in November 2018 after calling 14 witnesses.

However, the trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, rejected the no-case submission and ordered Dokpesi and his firm to enter their defence.

Not satisfied, the defendants then approached the Court of Appeal, with a request to nullify the decision and free him from the charges on the grounds that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against them.

But the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had discharged Dokpesi, from the N2.1 billion fraud charges brought against him by the EFCC.


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